How to power up your sentences with strong verbs
The one fastest, easiest way to immediately improve everything you write is to use descriptive verbs.
When you do, editors will take immediate notice. And they’ll like what they see.
That’s because most writers are lackadaisical about their verbs. As a result, their writing is “loose.” It’s got extra words in it.
But when your verbs are good, your writing is, by default, “tighter.” That’s because descriptive verbs help you paint pictures… and eliminate the need for adjectives and adverbs you’d otherwise have to rely on to do the job.
Let me show you what I mean.
The fisherman was sitting lightly on the edge of his boat with his shoulders slouched, looking at the water for fish.
The fisherman perched on the edge of the bow, scanning the water for fish.
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