The trick is to not use them in their stereotypical way. Ex: "A hard knot clutched at her throat as the little orphan mewed closer, a dirty hand outstretched."

Words Commonly Used to Describe Sounds

600 Other Ways to Say Common Things: Improving Student Vocabulary

200 Ways to Say Went. My grade English teacher always said "There are two words you do not use very often in writing: said and went. There are many better substitutes.

100 Words to Know...

Handy list of words for writers. This list of words that all aspiring author's should know includes words related to writing, as well as descriptive vocabulary that will make your writing stronger.

Writing in Plain Language - How to remove meaningless phrases - Writers Write

The KISS Principle, Keep It Stupid and Simple: Writing in Plain Language - How to remove meaningless phrases - Writers Write

100 Words that Sound Smart for a smart character

Words that Sound Smart." I would only use these to improve my vocabulary for creative writing. I don't have to sound smart to be smart.

Kick your writing career into high gear with this year’s list of the best writing websites.

The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016

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I loved this, although I'll have to admit, I don't think you have to write everyday to be a writer. I don't and I am a successful author. But I think like a writer everyday. <-previous pinner (Well said)

100 words every high school graduate should know.

100 Words Every High School Student Should Know Gonna work on this. (Does this mean I have to go back to HS? There are words on here I've never heard of & I have a college degree!

Great writing advice here.

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