If I haven’t expressed this before, I want you to know that I am willing to share any and everything I know about writing. I’m not an expert. Far from it. But I am determined to share. I won’t waste much of your time here. So, let me get to the point.
Today, I shared my writing journey with a friend of mine. As I did so, she said to me, “Donna, what you need to do is look up power words. I always had a list of power words I used when writing.”
Power words. Power words? Is there such a thing? Yes! (and that’s an emphatic “YES!”)
I found a website that lists power words used to evoke all kinds of emotions. Don’t believe they work? Listen to CNN. This news channel evokes fear in us all day long and to do so they use these same “power” words over and over and over again.
Here’s the website: http://boostblogtraffic.com/power-words/
This is only one of many many websites. Search the internet and find your favorite one and use it. Be wise and crafty. Use them where needed; at the right time. Don’t overuse them. Power words without a substantive and well-written novel won’t get you very far.
Good luck to each of you. Please return the favor. If you have tips you can share with me and others, please do so. And don’t fail to go to my main menu and look at Writing Tips Nos. 1 – 5.
Donna B. Comeaux
Freelance Writer, Poet, Novelist