Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday Tip: Weak adjectives

Tuesday Tip

When writing, choose the best (most concise) adjectives to describe the nouns and pronouns in your story. If you find yourself using very and really, odds are you're using a weak adjective. For instance:
  • Gigantic is stronger than really big
  • Horrible is stronger than very bad
  • Tiny is stronger than very small

Even if you're not using words such as very and really before your adjectives, you may still be using weaker choices. Such as:
  • Exhausted is stronger than tired
  • Ecstatic is stronger than happy
  • Petrified is stronger than scared