There’s nothing more frustrating than being in the middle of a writing session and realizing that you’ve used the word said 5 times already. Or looking for a synonym for “house” that doesn’t make you sound like you’re repeating yourself because you’re not wordy enough.

It’s easy to remember a good chunk of the many words at our disposal when we are not writing.

But it seems like all that knowledge disappears once we’re facing a blank page.

So here are a couple of tips that will help you improve your vocabulary:

How to avoid using the word “said”:

Words to express feelings your characters have:

Feelings are much more complex than being sad, angry, or happy. What makes your characters complex ar the range of actions, feelings and thoughts they have. And one way to accurately describe them to your public is by having an array of words at your disposal, such as those below.

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With all these resources, you’ll be able to improve your vocabulary and make your writing richer.

Do you struggle to improve your writing vocabulary? Let me know in the comments.

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