I noticed that my posts are getting boring with the same picture and heading, so I'm changing things up. I don't have any updates to give you on my writing – just that I'm plugging away on it. But I want to give you something to read here, so today I'm going to talk about...
I've been thinking a lot about word choice lately, as I decide which words to choose for my writing. Recently, I had an experience that made me realize just how important word choice can be.
I was looking on Yahoo and the top headline read: "Republicans unveil new tax plan" with a picture of Trump. Later, I accidently closed the tab and immediately reopened it. The picture was the same, but the headline had changed now to read, "Trump, GOP unveils tax plan". Interesting, isn't it? Same story, same pic, but the headline instantly frames the whole idea in a different way.
That's what writers need to do. We need to choose are words carefully to give insight into the characters we create. They may experience similar circumstances, but each character is going to come at those circumstances from a different perspective.
This post is a part of a goals blog hop I joined. We are a friendly encouraging community who all have crazy goals. My archived goal is to be rejected 24 times by the end of the year. I'm probably not going to make it this year, because I've been sidetracked by a few projects. Click on the image below to learn more.
ALSO, If you happen to be connected to a community theater company or school drama club, I hope you'll check out my newly published play based on the book Hot Fudge Pickles by Marilyn D. Anderson.
It's a fun musical comedy about how the town troublemaker invents a mystery treat that goes viral. Great for a large cast, but can be scaled down significantly by doubling up parts.
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)