Friday, April 15, 2011

1000 Verbs to Write By, by Deanna Carlyle


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" ...
lumbered
plodded
scurried
sidled
slinked/slunk

To read the remaining 1000, please link to this great resource.... http://www.deannacarlyle.com/articles/verb.html

3 comments:

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Love this site!!

Hilarey Johnson said...

Great site, thanks.

I heard Randy Ingermanson speak at an ACFW conference once and he mentioned the inherent gender connotations in the way a character walked... (You probably don't want your hero to "sashay" around the room.)

http://www.ingermanson.com/

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Hahaha, Hilarey! Definitely would give your male character some character. :)