Strong storytelling requires detailed descriptions, and the way to get there is often through clarifying language. However, it’s easy to fall into the trap of reusing the same specifics over and over (a towering tree, a towering building, etc.) or choosing a generic modifier (a big house) rather than something fresh. This Revision Word Bank is your gut check, helping you clarify description so it is more exact. Not only will this allow readers to better imagine what is being described, it often makes your details work harder by hinting at characterization, providing a deeper meaning, or reinforcing the emotion or mood tied to the scene.
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