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I’m at Janet Sketchley’s blog with a new interview and excerpt from The Nun and the Narc.
Today’s writing tip is a hint from Margie Lawson:
Back load your sentences with power words. A power word is one that has impact. You want to leave readers remembering the powerful words and not the wimpy one. Instead of writing A dark, foreboding, evil house sat on top of a lonely hill. change it to Atop a lonely hill sat a house, dark, foreboding, and evil. See how changing the emphasis on the sentence makes it more powerful? If you read the sentence aloud you can hear the impact switching a few words around has.
Is this a hint you know about or is it the first time you’ve encountered it?