Writing Tip: Use Dense Words

A dense word is a word that crowds a lot of meaning into a small space. The fewer words you use to express an idea, the more impact that idea will have. When you revise, look for opportunities to cross out several words and insert one. Once a month is monthly; something new is novel; […]

Writing Tip: Use Active Verbs

Active verbs DO something. Inactive verbs ARE something. Bad: The grandfather clock was in one corner, and three books were on top of it. Better: The grandfather clock towered in one corner, and three books lay on top of it. Taken from “100 Ways To Improve Your Writing” by Gary Provost ISBN 978-0-451-62721-6