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The power of words

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Creative Writing: Using words as power. Show, not tell

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The power of words

  1. 1. How to say what you really mean (and avoid the fluff)
  2. 2. The right words in the right places  She was mad at her boyfriend.  Paint the picture, rather than state a fact…let’s try it
  3. 3. Adding appositives for effect  Manny, who is some one you want to befriend,…  Chloe, who is some one you want to avoid…
  4. 4. What do you see?
  5. 5. Are you sure?
  6. 6. Writing is like that….
  7. 7. Fill the senses:  What do you see?  Can you hear anything?  What are you feeling?  What can’t you see?  What are you tasting?/How does it taste?  What is that sound?
  8. 8. Describe the sound
  9. 9. Describe what you feel
  10. 10. Describe what you see
  11. 11. What tastes does the image conjure?

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