Some people seem to ooze a natural gift for writing. Their articles are eloquent. The words seem to flow effortlessly. They find the perfect balance of rich vocabulary while maintaining easy readability.
But while their eloquence may seem effortless, their craft has actually been developed through many hours of hard work and fine tuning their skill …
… oh, and cheat sheets. Don’t forget the cheat sheets!
The latest cheat sheet to good writing
To help us improve our writing the website ProofreadingServices.com has released a cheat sheet titled 128 Words to Use Instead of “Very”.
Why? Because “very” is significantly overused. It gets used very, very frequently, and that can become very repetitive and very boring very quickly. (See what I did there?)
So instead of “very noisy” say “deafening”. Instead of “very old” try “ancient”. For “very short” say “brief”, or for “very open” use “transparent”. He wasn’t “very rich” he was “wealthy”. She wasn’t “very serious” she was “grave”. The seminar wasn’t “very interesting” it was “captivating”. The basketball player wasn’t “very tall” but “towering”.
Whether you write blog articles, books or reports, this cheat sheet could well be
very useful indispensable.