Posts Tagged 'creative writing'

How to Beef Up Your Vocabulary

dumbellDon’t you wish you could think of something better to say than “nice,” “interesting,” or “cool” when describing something?  

Don’t you wish you could be wittier and more memorable in a conversation?

Don’t you wish you knew an easy way to make your writing less boring?

It’s easier than you think. Continue reading ‘How to Beef Up Your Vocabulary’

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The Art of Exaggeration

the art of exaggerationDon’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say “infinitely” when you mean “very”; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.  C. S. Lewis

I’ve already written about the dangers of using big words when small ones will do, but in the context of academic writing. I like this quote from C.S. Lewis because it shows how your creative writing also suffers when you exaggerate too much and too often. Exaggeration can kill a reader’s interest in a work you’ve put your heart into. Continue reading ‘The Art of Exaggeration’

The Importance of Bad Grammar

bad grammar can be good for youNow that I’ve written about the importance of good grammar, it’s about  time I wrote about the importance of bad grammar. Believe it or not, bad grammar can actually be good for you. It can actually serve you better than good grammar can. Continue reading ‘The Importance of Bad Grammar’