Tip: Watch out for useless words like: really, just, only, very. They add little to the sentence and often can be exchanged for a stronger word. Very pretty becomes beautiful. Really cold becomes icy or bitter.

Thought: Learning to write well takes time and much effort, but it can be done. – Margaret Mead

Teaser: Open any magazine to a picture and write a paragraph about what is happening or what is being advertised. How do you feel about it? How would your characters feel about it?

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