11.30.2019

Simple Writing Tip

How about a small writing challenge?

The word said is often overused when writing (especially in creative writing and interviews), so why not try banning the word in some assignments? Brainstorm synonyms that can be used in place of the word said and create a list that can be used as a reference tool.

Which of these sentences do you find more interesting?

  • Josh shrugged and said, “That’s all I have to say.”
  • Josh shrugged and mumbled, “That’s all I have to say.”

Or

  • “Let me go, Mom,” said Amber.
  • “Let me go, Mom,” pleaded Amber.

Simple changes can improve your writing. Give it a try and see what you think.

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