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Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

Couldn’t agree more because verbs are the ENGINES of your sentences

Written By: Jessica Morrell - Sep• 27•21

“Most people use twenty verbs to describe everything from a run in their stocking to the explosion of an atomic bomb. You know the ones: was, did, had, made, went, looked….One size fits all looks like crap on anyone. Sew yourself a custom made suit. Pick a better verb. Challenge all those verbs to really lift some weight for you. ” ~ Janet Fitch

Might I add: saw, see, put, hear, a nd sit? And I haven’t thought about runs in my nylons in a long time… I used clear nail polish to stop it so I wouldn’t need to throw them away.

Be kind out there.

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