Writing Workshop- Intro to Writing
This interactive lesson will have you writing like a pro in no time!
Word choice is vital to writers. Good writers find very descriptive words. To make your word choice more advanced, instead of using general words like good, bad, happy, and sad, use words that are more specific to what you re thinking of. You will find in these lists that sometimes only the addtion of a prefix will change it to be in another group. Prefixes are powerful! Here a some examples:
pretty good - acceptable, agreeable
very good- satisfactory, pleasing
very very good - marvelous, splendid
kind of bad - poor, off, faulty
very bad - awful, disatisfactory, inferior
extremely bad - atrocious, dreadful
Dialogue is very important to writing. It gives readers the feeling that they are there in the conversation. Here are some hints on dialogue:
- If 2 humans are ahving a conversation, add im some "umm..."s and "hmmm..."s. Us humans say a lot of these words. We don't aways know everything we are going to say.
- Don't be too descriptive in the speech part. Usually dialogue conversations are informal. It is great if you use many adjectives in the way people say things like "Jerry said timidly," or "Paul exclaimed". It really gives readers the ability to know what emotions were present in the conversation.
- Don't overdue dialogue! Your conversation should not be over 10 lines long! To shorten speech, instead of giving quotes to a character say, "Jerry replied and exited the hospital.".
- If you are writing a story, always have exciting events going on in long chapters, or little important occurances in short chapters.
- In poems, word choice and emotion is key.
- For research paper, remember it is all about facts. Do not trail off from the main point.
- In persuasion writings, always keep the reader on the edge of their seat. Important statistical data will really convince a reader.
- You are writing a poem about winter. You should write about .
- A friend asks you to edit there research paper on Thomas Jefferson. They start out by stating the important things he did in his life. However, you think she/he should start out by stating his childhood. Who is right? You Your friend
- Okay, story time! Your planning a mystery on a theft who steals gold. Start out by stating his conversation with the police at the crimeor the interview with detectives in jail and how he feels about his thefting