3 Tips to Improve Your Descriptive Writing

Take a look below for my three trusted tips on how to improve your descriptive writing.

1️⃣ Don’t be afraid of using literary devices – similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, pathetic fallacy, and so many more are there to expand and enhance the message you want to convey to your readers. Take stock of the arsenal and use it accordingly.⁠

2️⃣ Keep a thesaurus close by – this is a fun way for you to research and play with adjectives and adverbs until you find the word that sounds just right for the impression you are trying to get across.⁠

3️⃣ Keep a word list – this will build up your vocabulary. Go the extra mile and write a sentence for every new word in your list. ⁠

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