Use Your Adjectives!

There are some books I have read and thought, “Does this person only know 5 adjectives?”

I say that because it seems like the same five words are used, again, and again, and again, and again.

I would like to believe that – if you are going to write a book – your publisher would say something along the lines of, “Well, you’ve used the word ‘tentatively’ about 25 times in the last 10 pages. Maybe we should try for another word?”

If you are writing a book, I would also like to believe you have a love of words. I mean, if you’re going to tell a story, you want to make it so your reader ACTUALLY ENJOYS the story.

For some authors out there though, apparently they are only set on trying to ‘strike big’ that they make it at the reading level of a 3rd grader. And come to think of it, I’m sure a 3rd grader could come up with a lot more words to use.

People are trying to make a quick buck, and they are hoping to be the next Stephanie Meyers or E. L. James and write whatever comes into their minds.

But what I don’t understand is why these people would want to write something so sub-par and put their name on it?

Do they realize that their name is now going to be synonymous with that work?

I guess it’s sort of like soap operas. They don’t exactly have the best actors/actresses on some of those shows.

And they give awards to those people too! Can you believe it?

While I know we all aren’t out to be famous writers or soap opera actors and actresses, we can at least learn new words.

We can use these wonderful words in our daily lives to add spice to our conversations!

There are some really fun words out there too! And the more words you learn, and the more words you use, you will start to notice that people will enjoy talking to you. You will be using colorful words, and your stories will captivating because of it.

And… worst case scenario… you’ll know a plethora of more adjectives than some of the most popular books on the market today.


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