Wow, I've been away from the blogoshpere all weekend. Been sick--I'm talkin' laid up in bed sick. But recovery is in full swing! I know I've missed a lot of great posts from all of you, and I hope to catch up with it all over the next few days.
Don't forget WriteOnCon chat is tonight. I'll have to miss it this time since I work at 3am tomorrow. I'll be paying catch up with that as well. My NaNo project is in good shape. I'm really diggin' my story ... lol. Hope some others do too.
So what's my private word reseve, you ask? Some of you may do this too: keep a notebook or file of words you like to use. I refer to mine all the time, and it's just a plain old spiral notebook, which works best for me. Inside I have names for future character use, exceptional adjectives (for minimal use, of course,) some antiquated words for fantasy stories, and my fave punchy verbs.
I'll share a few with you each week:
lunge sweep scatter ram quake scrape probe strain stroke scavenge grunt slather prolong itch grump fritter quarrel nag slobber twitch snatch squirm toss sift gleam flash
Do you use any of these? Feel free to add them to your own word reserve. I have plenty more I'll share another time. It's so important we use verbs that say it all instead of modifiers tacked onto them. It makes a huge difference.
What about you? Do you have any faves you'd like to add to the pile? Please share!