Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A Roar for Powerful Words














I've been tagged and awarded! I've been awarded the Roar for Powerful Words award, by Jenn Hallowell at Working Writer. The rules follow:

  • Link back to the person who tagged you.
  • List three things that you believe are necessary to make writing good and powerful.
  • Tag five others and comment at their blog informing them that they’ve been tagged with this award:


1.) Passion - Writing about something you love or hate, with enthusiasm, is extemely important. If you're apathetic about your story or topic, your readers will be, too.

2.) The right words - There are so many ways to say something. Make sure you're using the word that exactly conveys your meaning.

3.) Show, don't tell - Paint pictures with your words. Look at it as the difference between a stick drawing and a water color painting.

The 5 people I choose to carry this on are:

Beth at the wicked flower girl thinks outloud

Jim at The Death Wizard Chronicles

Thursday at Thursdaybram.com

Judy at Not Afraid of the "F" Word

Mike Banks at The REAL Writing Life

3 comments:

Jenn Hollowell said...

GREAT tips!!!! :-)

I agree about the point you've made about passion. If you're writing about light sockets or garage doors over and over . . . yeah, there's nothing passionate about that for anyone! Pick your potion and make it your passion! :)

Beth is wfg said...

I have dutifully responded to your challenge, Lynn. Thanks!! :)

Jim Melvin said...

Passion is so crucial to good writing. If you write with passion, your second and third points tend to take care of themselves.