Monday, December 7, 2009

Fun With Words

One of the most interesting things about writing is the opportunity to create a mental image based on the words that you have chosen to print. It is a proverbial canvas for mental creativity, and it is often supplemented by a healthy amount of descriptive words. These words, which can bring immense amounts of life to a literary work, are often known as adjectives and adverbs. An adjective can help to add new dimensions to a noun, the standard person place or thing. A house is always easier to imagine when it is described as being a "big blue house."
Adverbs fulfil the same perpose for verbs. By mentioning that someone is walking "slowly," it is easier for a reader to mentally envision that person's actions. Though using too many can be complete overkill, as Jennifer Kerr mentions here, the use of at least some adjectives and adverbs is crucial to prominent writing.

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