Word Choice

TO ADD DETAILS TO YOUR WRITING

SHOW DONT TELL

Use your descriptions to help the reader make a picture in their mind about your story.


Example: I could smell the buttery popcorn and the saltiness made me lick my lips.

Five senses

Use your senses to help the reader make a picture in their mind about your story.



Example: I could smell the buttery popcorn and the saltiness made me lick my lips.

Use Specific Nouns

I ate a candy bar. I ate a snickers bar.



We played a game. We played Monopoly.

Use strong verbs

Walk= skipped , galloped

Look=glance,spy

Eat=chewed

Nic