Write Better Prose – The Power of the Verb | Writing Tips

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Published at : 18 Jan 2021
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ah yes, I am a ~verb hoe

Here's a video on verbs because I love them! Some of this info came from a lecture I took last year, some from a conversation I had with my writing buddy/sister, but most comes from me spending an ungodly amount of time thinking about why verbs are the Ultimate words.

TIMESTAMPS:
0:34 - What is default lexicon?
0:53 - Things to consider before revising your verbs
1:26 - The problem with expected verbs
2:15 - Be in control of your word choice
2:34 - Why are strong verbs important?
2:56 - Verbs as image
4:40 - Verbs as tighteners
5:44 - Verbs as tone & voice
6:25 - What is a language environment?
7:34 - Examples

LINKS
Writing updates: https://bit.ly/3fOsIAf
Blog: http://coffeeandcalligraphy.tumblr.com/
Twitter (private): https://twitter.com/rachellwrites
Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2qdKsyM

Want to read excerpts from my books?
- Moth Work intro page & writing updates: https://bit.ly/3k31Puu
- Feeding Habits intro page & writing updates: https://bit.ly/31kBnE7

MY WORK
→ "The Species is Dead" in Minola Review (short fiction): https://bit.ly/2WVNuXw
→ "Mama Lives in My Mouth" in Young Voices (flash fiction): https://bit.ly/3m60yDk
→ "Primary Organs" in The Malahat Review (short fiction - fc. Winter 2020)
→ "We sell skin on sale" in Augur Magazine (poetry - fc. Winter 2020)
→ "My Wolf Lives on the Windowsill" in Grain Magazine (poetry): [print only]

ABOUT ME
Hi y'all! I'm Rachel, a nineteen-year-old writer from Toronto. I've been writing for six years and am in my second year as a writing undergrad. On my channel, I document my writing journey and try to post once a week (usually on Fridays). You can read my work in issue 25 of Minola Review, Grain Magazine, The Malahat Review (fc. Winter 2020), Augur Magazine (fc. Winter 2020), on my blog, and elsewhere!

ASK ME ANYTHING: http://bit.ly/2q00dJv

Outro: This is not a joke by Monplaisir

My equipment:
→ Vlog camera: iPhone 8
→ Fancy camera: Sony ZV1
→ Vlog mic: Rode Video Micro
→ Sit-down mic: Blue Snowball iCE
→ Editor: Premiere Pro

Last video: https://youtu.be/bRqkBhzqfGM

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