Specific Verbs

When editing, look at your specific or action verbs to spice up your manuscript. Don’t have a character walk into a room, have them stroll or rush–that allows the reader to feel what the character is doing.

Deanna Carlyle has a wonderful list that might either help you with a fresh and active verb or perhaps jumpstart your brain to think of active verbs.

The key is to have your characters in action. And have the reader feel and envision that action.


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