Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Grand entrance

Replace the dull verbs with active verbs. Use the 1000 Verbs to Write By list if you need some inspiration. Generate 5-10 sentences for each.

Notice how it changes the feel of the situation and the characters acting in the mini drama.

As a bonus, try changing the noun to see how that affects the sentence's feel. Give the characters names. Change their sexes or species.

"No," she said and walked from the room.

He took the book from the bag and sat on the couch.

She touched the object the man had held.

He pulled out the bottle and drank.

She saw him then reacted.

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