Use your verbs, advice to emerging writers.


May 9, 2020 -

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Linda Rogers

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“Too many notes” is a comment we often make about musicians who play notes without allowing the pauses where music connects with the player and listener. Similarly, there are a lot of redundant words in writing that beg to be edited. There’s nothing wrong with nouns, adverbs and adjectives. They can paint beautiful pictures, but they do not move the story or poem along and they often weigh it down. Life moves, molecule to molecule, minute to minute. We live, we change, and our writing should reflect that, even in still life there is the movement of minute particles of thought. VERBS are the engines of literature, the real muscle in storytelling. In this workshop, we will move the words along, using the energy of verbs.

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