Creative Writing Tips on Action Verbs #4

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Creative Writing Tips on Action Verbs #4: Concise Verbs Are Strong Verbs

Some forms of verbs are more concise, direct and dramatic than others. Compare:

The clock is striking twelve.
The clock strikes twelve.

Verbs ending in -ing (for example, striking, prowling, shouting) are weaker than their shorter forms (strike, prowl, shout).

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September 11, 2012 · 2:56 pm

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