Blog by Toby Welch

10 Ways to Make Your Writing Sparkle

June 5th, 2015

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Writing that pops is so much more fun to read than boring words that belong in a 1940s textbook. But how can you make sure your writing is electrifying? Here are a few tips:

Start with a bang. Draw them in immediately.

Use action verbs. "He crumpled to the ground" is more powerful than "He fell."

Use adverbs sparingly.

Use active voice instead of passive, if possible.

Use vivid imagery. ...