All the writing advice in the world can't replace good tools and lots of practice. This is why I've compiled the following list of over a thousand action verbs. I needed a handy, printable reference tool that didn’t strain my eyes or my wrists. Try it for yourself sometime. It works.
For "walked" or "ran" ...
To read the remaining 1000, please link to this great resource.... http://www.deannacarlyle.com/articles/verb.html