Okay, so I couldn't do a blog without another picture of our newest grandson, Maddox James. Do you see that he's smiling? Most likely thinking of a trip to Nanny and Papaw's house. :-)
On to the matter of writing. Finding that right word. Sometimes I want to bang my head against a wall, because the word I want is on the tip of my tongue, but I just can't grasp it. I flip through online thesauruses, dictionaries, nothing.
While I worked for a court reporter, I spent many days waiting on the attorneys or deponent to arrive. One day I decided to think of all the verbs and adjectives I could think of, colorful and bright, to refer to when I was writing. I had pages and pages. Wish I could remember what I did with that!
Anyway, what do you do to find the right word? Remember, the words we choose also reveal our writing voice.
Labels: writer's voice