Twelve Ways to Give Your Words Power
- Use Short Words.
- Use Dense Words.
- Use Familiar Words.
- Use Active Verbs.
- Use Strong Verbs.
- Use Specific Nouns.
- Use the Active Voice … most of the time.
- Say Things in a Positive Way … most of the time.
- Be Specific.
- Use Statistics.
- Provide Facts.
- Put Emphatic Words at the End.
100 Ways to Improve Your Writing explains each piece of advice in greater detail. This writing resource should be in every writer’s library. I don’t use it every day. But when I do refer to this reference, I always find a nugget of wisdom to apply to my own writing.