See my article about writing effective sentences: Yes, I am a real English instructor. I have worked for over 20 years at a large private University in the United States. My biography and picture are on my profile page.
I personally respond to all comments and questions which have substance and would be useful to more than just one person. Everything on VirginiaLynne has been written by me, and most of the writing articles are developed from the instructional materials I've written for my own classes.
I am stuck on writing the first sentence which often determines whether or not the reader wants to continue. How do I write an effective "hook?
Using one of these sentence starters is a good way to write a more interesting sentence for your "hook. Questions can be a good starting sentence, or a vivid description or startling fact. Never start with something boring like "In all of human history Here are some sample first sentences on that topic:. Getting ready for school in on a Monday morning, John Jefferson hoped the school breakfast would be a good one since he hadn't eaten anything but crackers since the school lunch on Friday.
This sounds like the beginning of a speech, and so it is often polite to acknowledge who has honored you. Then, you can say thanks for this honor, or, if you are giving a speech, it is good to share the main point you will talk about, or to announce the title of the speech. Here are some samples:.
Moreover, I would like to thank First of all, it is important for any entrepreneur to know These "easy words" that help you start sentences are also called "transition words," and their job is to link ideas together. You can use them in starting an essay or in any sentence in a paper; however, they are most effective when used inside the text, and particularly so as the first word in a paragraph.
These transition words can help you to show that you are:. Adding an additional example or reason moreover, additionally, furthermore, not only Presenting a contrasting idea however, on the other hand, in contrast, on the one hand In general, "another moment" isn't a phrase I can imagine would be used very often in writing and it is all right to use a phrase once in a while.
Here are some alternatives:. If an essay uses sources, it should include a bibliography which lists the works cited in the essay. In general, you really can't overuse the word "the. To get rid of that problem, you can substitute a clearer and more specific description of the thing you are referring to rather than the simple "the You can replace the "am" with a more active verb which describes what you are saying.
You can also add an adverb word ending in "ly" which describes the verb. A final way to vary your word choice is to add some of these sentence starters. Here are some examples:. Which words can I use to start a paragraph? Can we start the paragraph with transition words? Using transition sentence starters can help you express your own opinions and emotions because they can intensify your thought and ideas and help make the statements stronger.
You can also use some of the "author tag" words in this article to show approval or disapproval for ideas: You need to decide what is the claim you are trying to make. You can use any of the following:. How important is it to report on police brutality, or how important is it to make police brutality a political issue? After you have narrowed your topic, you will want to look at my essay on how to write an argument step by step: Any of the words in these lists would work.
You should also think of different ways to address your subject. For example, if your subject is "the school" you could also say:. The name of the school with an adjective or possessive: There really aren't any other words to use for a personal pronoun, but you can avoid sounding repetitive by making sure that you use these sentence starters before the subject if it is "I" and by combining your sentences, using appropriate commas, semicolons and other punctuation.
Here is my article on writing effectively which explains how to do that:. I often advise students to use a question as an opening statement because that helps to get the reader to think about the topic. Another good way to motivate a reader of a letter is to present them with a startling statistic, dramatic story, or interesting fact.
Sometimes sentence starters can be helpful in making your sentence more interesting. Here are some sample openings to sentences:. On the one hand we all know Some transition words are specific to a particular part of a paper, but most are not. If the third paragraph is at the end of a paper, you can use:.
If the third paragraph is in the middle and is where you are presenting a contrasting idea or refuting objections, you can use:. In general, the most important way to choose a sentence starter for any paragraph is to look at how the information in that paragraph relates to the information in the paragraph before. Use a transition which shows the relationship. There are several ways to answer this question, and so, I will try to cover all of the information possible on this topic.
Sentence starters are excellent words to use as the first word in a paragraph because they will help you link the ideas of each paragraph together. For example, if the essay is about reasons that Indian food is so tasty, these possible first sentences of the body could be done:. Ultimately, the taste of Indian food comes from the variety of ingredients and the creativity of cooks There are many correct ways to start a paragraph, but in standard English, it is typical to begin each paragraph except for the first paragraph in an essay with the topic sentence.
A topic sentence tells the main idea of the paragraph. The rest of the paragraph will explain the topic sentence and give examples and reasons to back up that assertion. In the first paragraph of an essay, you will generally give examples first and then put the thesis sentence at the end of the paragraph.
The thesis sentence is the main idea of the whole essay. Finally, in case the question is actually about the formatting of the paragraph, it is important to know that each paragraph in English is indented, and starts with a capital letter as do all first words in an English sentence.
The simple answer is yes. You can start a sentence with "and" and be correct. However, it can make your writing more effective if you try to avoid "and' and use one of the other adding conjunctions listed in my article. Consider the following example which uses two coordinating conjunctions "and" and "but" to start sentences:. Anna went skiing yesterday on the steep run at Whistler that I warned her not to try. And she made it down the hill just fine.
But then she slipped on some ice at the bottom of the run and twisted her ankle so badly she can't ski today. Anna went skiing today on the steep run at Whistler that I warned her not to try. Moreover, she made it down the hill just fine; however, when she got to the bottom, she slipped on some ice and twisted her ankle so badly she can't ski today. Coordinating conjunctions also include "yet," "or," and "nor" and are often remembered by the term FANBOYS for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.
It is not improper or wrong to use coordinating conjunctions to start a sentence, but it may not be the most effective technique and is often overused by less experienced writers. Additionally, since many people have been taught, it is incorrect, others may judge your use of "and" to start a sentence with poor writing and incorrect grammar.
Therefore, I tend to tell my students not to use a coordinating conjunction to start sentences if they can avoid it. It is better not to say "first," but to just say your point and then on the next section, you can say "second" or "additionally" or "moreover.
You could use the word, "Initially" or the phrase, "to start with. How can I write a biography about a significant role model, and then change it into a story? My assignment is using the information of a biography that I've already researched and written about. Put yourself into the story and imagine that you are going back in time to meet the character. Think about the "Magic Treehouse" series of kid's books or H.
Well's The Time Machine. Take one important scene or situation that you've researched. Write it like a story with characters, dialogue, and action. Make up parts that you don't know, like what people look like, things that happen on a moment by moment basis, what people think or feel and how they might react to the events. For example, what did people think, do, and feel when they heard Paul Revere come by shouting "The Redcoats are coming!
Write this as a letter, a diary, a conversation or a monologue. Have your character telling the story of some important event to a friend.
For help in writing and punctuating dialogue and conversation, see: Generally, when you are using "this" to start a sentence, you are using it as an adjective describing which thing you are talking about this cellphone, this plate, this car etc. Additionally, "this whatever" would generally be the subject of the sentence, so you can use most of the sentence starters in this article in front of it or use a phrase that starts with one of those words to vary your sentences.
You can also use a synonym for the item in question. For example, "this jacket" could also be "this coat. Here are some examples using the phase "this book. It is completely correct to start a sentence with "an important person to me.
If the word starts with a vowel sound, you use "an. Sometimes there are differences in British and American pronunciation. Americans pronounce the "h" in historic, so they would write "a historic event. Good question because pronouns are already a substitute for the person's name. So you can use the name or a description of the person, such as their job "the teacher" or what they look like, "the tall, dark-headed man with blue eyes," or what they are wearing, "the girl in the blue dress.
That is where you can use my sentence starters in this article and hints about how to write sentences to improve: My article is about the benefits and the drawbacks of learning a foreign language. How should I finish the third paragraph of my article? I assume that you are talking about the conclusion of your article. A great way to conclude is to tell the reader your recommendations. You can also refute any objections that you expect your reader might have.
Remember that when you are in a conversation with someone, they can ask you questions and point out flaws they see in your arguments, or other points of view. When you write, your reader has those thoughts in their head, and those alternative points of view can make them disagree with you and feel that your paper doesn't really seem very convincing. A way to get around that problem is to bring up those objections and then answer them.
Ideally, you should answer the objections and then conclude by telling the reader how you want them to think, believe, or respond to what you are saying.
Here is how to do that:. Some people might think put objection here, something like: However, in my experience, answer the objection Another reason people may not want to learn a foreign language is If you can't think of any objections, then ask other people for help. Have them read your paper, or just tell them your ideas and ask them what sorts of arguments they think people might have against what you are saying.
If you don't have anyone nearby that you can ask, send your paper to your parents, or a friend that you know would help you out. You might also consider asking a friend in your class to read and respond.
I don't think that phrase would make an effective ending of a sentence unless you were using it in a conversation. Can I start a phrase in my essay using the word since? I am not allowed to start by writing "as. Using one of the connecting transition words is a good way to link one sentence with another.
You can also use "since. Here is an example:. I added blueberries to the top of the salad we are having for dinner. Since Danielle doesn't like blueberries, I made a small salad without them for her. In this example, you could replace "since" with "because" for basically the same causal relationship. However, you could also use one of the other three words if you wanted to emphasize "I also did this other thing.
Can I start a sentence using the word "My"? My hoarding of unnecessary things is getting out of hand. My answer has to be yes! As long as you use "my" as the possessive of something it works. In my example "my answer" uses "my" with a noun and describes whose answer it is. In your example, the "my" is used with a phrase describing an action "hoarding of unnecessary things" which is the subject of the sentence.
A good way to start an essay is to decide on your topic question and then answer it. That will make a thesis or main idea for your essay. You can read more about it in this article: Generally, you do not want to use "this" without a noun. You should say "this sweater," "this idea" or "this surprising circumstance. If you are writing in the first person, you really can't get away from using "I" but you can put these sentence starters in front of the "I" so that it doesn't jump out at the reader.
As a matter of fact, I usually introduce sentence starters to my class when we are doing a personal essay. I have them notice how many times they start a sentence in the personal essay with "I" and then I have them circle all of those "I" sentences.
Next, I have them scan the list of words and put one or more in front of the "I" sentences. Another trick is to take a sentence and invert it so that the "I" is not the first word. I wanted to explain how to use sentence starters and so I used many "I" sentences in this answer. Because I wanted to explain how sentence starters work, I used many "I sentences in this answer. Go back and see what I did to "eliminate" the "I"!
When you are tempted to use "so" to start a sentence, you are generally trying to convey a conclusion or a result. Here are some good transition words and phrases for that:. Look at the list of connecting words for substitutes for "and" at the beginning of a sentence. Inside a sentence, there usually doesn't need to be a substitute for "and" if you are connecting two or more ideas. You can't really overuse "and.
Therefore, you need to use these sentence starters to help you out and also look at my article on 5 Easy Ways to Write Better Sentences. Don't always start the sentence with the subject. Use an introductory phrase instead. For explanations of these three techniques ane more ideas, you can see my article: Five Tips to Write Better Sentences: Whether you would receive points off for using a conjunction is entirely dependent on the instructor's grading system.
Technically, conjunctions are intended to join two sentences together; therefore, using a conjunction to begin a sentence is not grammatically correct. However, we use this format all the time in speaking and you will often see it in all kinds of writing as well.
Personally, I avoid using a conjunction to start a sentence in my formal writing, although I might use it in an informal email or letter for emphasis and to make my tone sound more friendly and casual. I discourage my students from using this sentence form in essays because they tend to overuse it, and because most of them need to practice writing in a more professional manner.
What is most important is that you understand that using a conjunction to start a sentence gives your writing a more informal, casual tone. If that is appropriate to convey your meaning, then you should use it. On the other hand, if you are trying to create a document which makes you sound authoritative, you should avoid that construction.
The simple answer to your question is that you need to ask your teacher about their standards on this issue. The most important rule about the word "this" is not to use it all by itself. For example, you would say "this couch," "this carpet" or "this lawn" to point out which one of several possible couches, carpets or lawns you are talking about. If you are not trying to show the reader which one out of several things you are talking about, you need to use something other than "this.
You can find many sample topics on these types of essays on my web pages. You can also find step by step instructions on how to write these essays. Your best choice for substitutes for "most of" would be "many," "a considerable number," or "almost all.
I believe that what you are talking about is continuing on something in a sentence. Here are some words you can use:. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.
Hi Nicole--I have lots of instructions on how to write articles. Google that and you'll find it. My son has to write a word essay on violence and the Impact. And yes I've never in my life wrote an essay. So not sure on how to even start nor word it? Can someone please clue me in thanks. I think your sentence would work but it is a bit hard to tell out of context of the paragraph. However, I think it would be better if you said:.
Hi Fuat, I now understand your question more clearly. With the added information you give here, I would have to say that "especially" is not a good substitute for "in particular. Especially, I like swimming. And yet in your samples "especially" refers to "in the summer" and "when it is a warm day" respectively, whereas in my example it referred to "swimming".
So, again, can it be used in place of "in particular" - as in "I have a number of hobbies. To make this a good sentence you need something between "especially" and the subject "I. Thanks a lot, Virginia. So, would a sentence like "Especially I like swimming" be correct?
Hello Fuat, these are words that are intended to help you start your sentences with something other than just the subject.
Some of these words work alone and others need to be put into a phrase. Especially when my daughter is taking a nap, I enjoy a quiet cup of tea and a good novel. Thanks for this undoubtedly useful article.
I'd like to clarify something: Does it mean that the above mentioned words can be used at the beginning of a sentence? Can I start a sentence with "especially"? Thank you in advance. Thanks i cant wait to print this out and carry it with me for my English class. And take it out when i can. Hi jlc--I'm glad to hear that you work hard at your revision.
I'm not sure about the "Same for" as a start. Could you give me the full sentence? I can't think of a sentence that is correct which uses that beginning; however, sometimes in conversation and dialogue, it is appropriate to write what people are speaking, even if it is not correct grammar.
This is really useful. Things I should have learned in school but have not really done so. Thanks for a great hub. Hello Madam, this is the best article about English I found on the net. Thank you very much for sharing it. Hi, thanks for this article. I was writing an undergrad engineering report and this helped me a lot. Thanks for your time and effort and God bless you. We can only use notes from Professors lectures; you are immensely helping me. I used to assign a reflection journal in my class.
What I had my students do was to either just reflect on something that happened that week, or to talk about something they had read or seen in the media, or to reflect on a question. You probably need to check out my articles on reflection and personal experience essays. You can find my other articles by searching this website, by looking at my profile page or looking at the links to the side of this article. Hi Tammy--I'm so very glad this helped you. Thanks for letting me know!
You made my day. I just started college at age The instructor said write a summary and impact response paper on pages 9 to I immediately panicked, after reading your article I'm feeling much more confident in doing my first college assignment. Thank you so much!!!! Hi Cambry--Thanks so much for letting me know this helped you.
I've had almost a million views from this one idea now. It is very gratifying to know I have helped people learn to write better. Thank you so much! Hi Harni--I have lots of help for writing essays of all sorts. Just follow the links to the side of this article, or look at the links to different kinds of essays on my profile page.
Hi Ryan, You can use any of the words here in front of the "I" or you can use a phrase from the end of the sentence.
Hi, I was just wondering easy ways to replace I at the beginning of a sentence. Sometimes, I struggle with this, and the replacements I find sound unnatural. This is a great article though. Hi Sepphora, you want to start by underlining all the first words in your sentences. When you find you are using the same word to start a sentence especially in the same paragraph you should use one of these ideas instead. Hi Mimi--To avoid the passive sentence, you want to put the actor first.
In your example, one way to fix this is to ask "who considered Mimi? The orchestra director considered Mimi for the position of first chair but thought she would be too nervous. This article helped me for my entire 2 years masters.
Thanks a lot for writing such informative post. Hi, Thomas--I'm glad you asked. I have over articles to help people improve their writing, including ideas for proofreading your own essay and questions you can use to have other people evaluate your essay to help you improve your writing. I also have an article on effective sentences and grammar help for using punctuation marks. You can find these articles by looking at my profile page or following the links on the side with my name.
In working with non-native writers, I find the most important editing technique is to have several people look at your essay carefully and to read the essay out loud as you proofread. My final best tip is to focus on one or two rules a time as you go through the paper. Then you can make sure that you have corrected for that error carefully.
Hopefully, your instructor can help guide you to know which rules are most important for you to focus on first. I'm afraid I don't know of any websites where you can submit your work to get help. Do you have any suggestions for non-native english speakers that are working on an english essay? Especially regarding proof reading? I have over articles on writing that are published here on Letterpile.
You can find help with grammar and also on how to structure sentences and essays. Look at my profile or follow the links to the side that have my name. That was great and useful. Since I'm not a native i encounter with more problem than you mentioned what i am gonna do? Nice article Virginia, I have gained from it a lot especially the transition words. Hi, Himabindu- "So," is generally used as a coordinating conjunction others are "and," "but," "or," and "yet" and therefore would generally not be used correctly to start a sentence, but rather as a way to join two sentences.
However, in your example, you are using "so" as an interjection in a conversational style sentence. You could vary this by saying:. In the second example, you are using "as" in an introductory phrase, which is another way to vary your sentences besides just using a sentence starter transition word. When you are trying to decide how to write a sentence differently, you need to decide what that sentence is doing. Is it adding to what you've already said? Then use words like "Additionally" or "Furthermore.
Use "However," "In contrast" or "On the other hand. If I have to use transition words that means, 'so' or 'as' or 'that's why' what I have to use? For example, I say " So, I don't want to use this in my book" or " As this book is not useful to me, I don't want to see this on my shelf.
Thank you so much, this will help me in my IELTS preparation especially in writing and speaking as well. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. Everything we do in life relates to our emotions.
What this list of words does is help us to communicate better as writers and capture those emotions from our readers. I offer my sincere appreciation for this list and will be sure to keep it in a safe place along with sharing this great article. I am a great believer in power words and write and rewrite constantly before posting. Thanks for your list. I will add to mine. I worry about this type of guide as it lacks so much that is fundamental to the craft of good writing, such as pace, tempo and punctuation.
If painting were a metaphor, it would say: Use the colour red. I see so many bloggers applying similar rules while ignoring the power of developing their own style and voice. It is the only way to truly stand out because too many bloggers are taking attention grabbing guides like this to heart. Go and read any newspaper and then go read their blog.
I was surfing a writers website and looked at their guest post submission guidelines. It asked for a degree in communications and posts must be written in AP style. Since when does AP style have to do with blogging? I think too many people along with the so called blogging experts seem to confuse blogging with the writing we were all taught in school. Two completely different things. He has a very clear understanding of what a blog is and what traditional writing is.
If you want to write a better fiction novel, screenplay, business letter or speech, take a college level writing class.
If you want to learn how to blog, learn from guys who live it. Writing forms the basis of blogging, as it does journalism, play writing, speech writing and so on. ALL writing, not just blogging. People may believe blogging needs to be shorter and punchier to retain peoples attention, but a word long blog can retain peoples attention if it is WRITTEN well. Using these so called power words does not make you a better writer.
The power of a written piece does not come from individual words, it comes from the context the words are written in; how they relate to other words; sentences; paragraphs and the subject they are describing.
The fact that bloggers can string sentences together is a direct result of that schooling. Without it, blogging would not exist.
This list may not touch on everything that makes a good writer, but it specializes in one thing. Why not take that college level writing class Michael mentioned if you want the rest of the picture? For crying out loud.
Some are more than one word: Sick and tired; marked down? Taking this article as well as some of your other awesome basic writing technique articles, and putting them to practice in a system each time I write! Why do we fail to do what we know to do, especially when someone helps us out gives us the answers? Thanks very much for this post. Ok, maybe that was a tad too dramatic, but I think you understand what I mean. Thanks for the article and thanks to all those that took the time to comment.
This has given me some fresh ideas. I think we should petition Microsoft to add high-lightened power words to synonyms. That way it is easy. It is the lazy me. Jon, I forgot to thank you. This is a lot of hard work and the comments have added more to its value.
Thanks for this great work. Much like your former students, I have been looking for this list for years! Thanks for putting this together and now I will print it out and place it in front of me for reference in all my writing.
I have also shared it with our writers so they too can benefit from your Uncensored, Mind-Blowing and Victorious list of power words. Jon, my hat off to you. As a former college teacher of rhetoric a Dale Carnegie instructor and writing coach, I watch people struggle to find the right words to appeal to the right emotion. Your explanations and lists are concrete, and once again, very helpful.
Thanks for being there for us. I am the same blowing my hat off to Jon. He has all the right terms to display his thoughts on emotions and all. Well organized and great post to show. Share for for more of this kind Jon. I write about natural health and food, and I often find myself using the same old words when posting my recipes boooring!!! Thanks for a terrific boost for boring blog posts!
Jon, this post and all these words are awesome! What makes them all so rich and intense is the way they connect us to our feelings; the way they bring us to something in our lives that matters. I used your Headline Hacks with great success and this is now going to build upon that vision to post powerful headlines with even more powerful content.
This list is great! Seems like it would be some good words to use in sales pages as well. Reading some of the comments makes me think some of them missed the point.
These words are power words because they evoke an immediate, emotional and visceral response. That is their power! One of the most powerful words I know is not itself a power word; it does not itself have the power of the words in your blog, it is instead a word that describes them.
The smell of blood is one thing; the smoky copper scent of blood is entirely another. Those descriptive, nuanced words are words of power. Thank you so much for adding to my store! Jon I cannot thank you enough for this killer list…and everyone else for adding even more! If I could bookmark this more than once, I would! This is such a helpful post, really grateful you shared. I loved reading this post and all of your comments.
They were a real source of inspiration and a great learning opportunity, as English is not my main language. This is a great way for me to expand my vocabulary and cultivate a more distinguished communication style, so thank you everyone. He could come up with some doozies! But, though similar, copywriting has its own rules and you are setting up to become the next Merriam Webster and Mark Twain of our time. Thanks for the list Jon.
Your list is quite effective. I bookmarked this page for future use while writing new blog posts. This list of words is quite effective and easy to use. Thanks for sharing this list.
Jon… you are the most generous person, really! Sharing so much to ensure others are also successful. Pretty happy with all the word lists I got from your page and comments.
So thanks a bunch. I could take each one and write and paragraph around it. Thanks for so many incredible ideas. I have used a list of words for choosing life values or inspiring a passion statement but never thought about words in this context before.
Thanks to everyone for your contribution as well. Much food for thought and pen. As someone who has really struggled with my writing, I have found that a thesaurus is truly my strongest asset. But posts like these are a close second. Some of these are words I know, but I just never think of implementing. This is an amazing article! I learned so many new power words. Thanks a lot for the list! I love this list, this is pure gold for me.
I think the viral word is also a power word. A brilliant piece of work! May I post a link of this article in my blog? My friends will find it very helpful. This is an awesome list here. I have looked at it several times when trying to make a query or hook for a book I am writing and found several words that have worked for me. Although during one query I was writing I found that Vigilante worked for me better than Terrorist. I did not see that in one of the lists and do not know if anyone else has mentioned that one yet.
If not there is a new word for you. Will give me food for thought as I write my next blog entry and then next words on my next books, today. Here are some power words from my writing, yesterday. I used this as an exercise to explore my writing:. Jon — congrats — a cracking post, that I use every week as a reference guide when creating and editing my own. It does what it says on the tin, because it absolutely HAS made me a better writer.
I have been using these now a few times, but I am struggling with how much I should emulate your style. Also, you tend to hype the living gold out of your articles. Contrary to most other authors, you keep your promises of awesomeness.
Anyway, thanks again for making me a better writer and a more conscious promoter. People actually read my posts now. A true gift from a true genius. This will be very helpful! Thank you for making the list so detailed and organized, and sharing it for free. We all know these words, but we often try to think of new, modern, complex ones that we think will grab attention. Eventually, we realize that simplicity is the solution to everything. The simpler, the better.
My humble contribution primarily but not exclusively for political speeches: Hi Jon, Great list, great post! More ideas for your list of power words when you create it: I have now bookmarked it so that I can keep referring back to it when writing certain blog posts and articles. I appreciate the list being very long.
Love the examples from Henneke and Sarah Peterson — their personalities shine through. The words they use fit their brand. Excellent knowledge pack article … strange only words make me better writer i am really very excited and going to use this soon. Great piece of content. Thanks a ton Jon. Learned a lot from your thoughts. Your content always inspires me. Thank You for your powerful words. Learned a lot from your thoughts, your content is precious, easy to read and understand, Thanks for sharing.
On the internet we can find lots of information but in the whole thing existence of the reality is very few, so this site i found which is really helped me a lot. Not only is this a valuable list, but this post is a case study in how to write a great blog post. The information you have published in your blog is really useful and I will apply this useful information to the seo studies of my own website and blog page.
You have such a gift for practicing what you preach. Seriously, this is high value for me, and I can implement immediately. Thanks for pouring the work into making this great. Great article, I would really thankful for share the article from the digital marketing point of view. Thanks for sharing this article. Keep up the good work. Sir amazing work by you. I am also a blogger and its a veryhelpful for a blogger like me.
This is literally the best. Thank you for taking the time to write this! I can already see the value in this article and I have shared it with my staff. Why am I just finding you again? This is a great resource. You are a good writer, and this resource you provided will make many more better writers as well. Looking for a quick way to give your writing more punch? We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind.
We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
It is to wage war , by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny , never surpassed in the dark , lamentable catalogue of human crime. It is victory , victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror , victory , however long and hard the road may be; for without victory , there is no survival. Thanks so much Jon for this great insight. Love this post too.
Each post is detailed and, like you said, excellent. Also, Hollywood is brilliant at cashing in on fear with movies like World War Z and Please and thank you!
Can I get brownie points for noticing that one too? Thanks for this very helpful post. Great list, Jon, thanks for the reminders.
Thank you for your excellent posts and continued professionalism. Thank you so much! We need to compare lists! Hi Jon, Some of my favorites from my list are: Might be interesting to start an abbreviation category. Yes, we seem to be having some technical issues. A delicious literary stimulation, Jon. And your About The Author text is the icing. This list is pure gold. You set a high standard for insanely useful content. We need people like you to inspire us, Jon Thanks!
Yes, everyone go sign-up for the webinar. My apologies in advance if you already mentioned them: Thanks for the list Michael! Petrified a great word, and I want to add more to my list, because I forgot to add them at my post on the bottom and again, sorry for any accidental repeats: Brinks-Truck-Safe — exceptional and one for my list!
That one is definitely going in the next version. Here is one possible addition: Yep, heart stopping, marvelous, and magical have stronger emotional pulls too.
Hey, at least you got the message down! It would be great to see this topic in an updated headline hacks, or in its own pdf. I have a God of Writing and his name is Jon. Thanks Jon, you are awesomely admirable. I think you can use them all for pretty much all niches. Be sure to give it a bookmark. Also, we are preparing a PDF version. Ha, yeah, that would be another interesting way to organize them.
I was thinking exactly the same. What about slangs, rude words? The first group can probably help you with that. They are words that cause readers to feel a particular emotion. Take a look again at the Winston Churchill example in the beginning. Never Give Up Joan Y. A few spur of the moment suggestions: The post is an explanation for why a random post I did a long while back has always been more popular on view count than others — Confessions of A Recovering Adrenaline Junkie As a therapist my work is all about power words.
This is up there with Headline Hacks for sheer volume of awesome suggestions. Here are a few that come to mind in no particular order: Thanks again, Jon for some truly helpful ideas! Thanks for this awesome resource! Some of my favorites: What an incredibly useful post. Many thanks for sharing. Some more of my favorite words: My 1 lately is… turmoil Then I list these: And also mild swear words that help me keep my blog PG Thanks so much for continuing to create such great resources.
Headlines as mandatory reading? I want to come work at your company. Hi Debbie, definitely some super-powerful power words in your blog title! Actually i just got an email from someone that wants to advertise on my site. I am going to have to grab your headline hacks PDF. Some great words there. Holy Forgotten Bonanza Batman! This article has titillated my limp mind! Wishing everyone a great inspiration filled day, Maurice.
Another staggeringly useful post that will help us to rise to victory. This list is almost as useful as Headline Hacks. Just had to repeat that word.
Just my two cents. Thanks for your reply, Michael. I know something that would make me a better writer… Taking this article as well as some of your other awesome basic writing technique articles, and putting them to practice in a system each time I write!
DOH… I am determine to get this right…. Thanks for another great one, Jon! Hi Jon, Thanks very much for this post. Great resource and a very interesting read.
Our Giant Curated List of Power Words The 7 Different Types of Power Words As you can see in our giant list adding power words to your titles will help it sell better. Jon doesn’t do that. He has a very clear understanding of what a blog is and what traditional writing is. If you want to write a better fiction novel, screenplay.
What this handout is about This handout can help you revise your papers for word-level clarity, eliminate wordiness and avoid clichés, find the words that best express your ideas, and choose words that suit an academic audience. Introduction Writing is .
May 16, · Easy Words to Use as Sentence Starters to Write Better Essays. Updated on March 28, Virginia Kearney. For help in writing and punctuating dialogue and conversation, see: My son has to write a word essay on violence and the Impact. And yes I've never in my life wrote an maden.gas: List of Useful English Words This page contains a list of categorized words that you can use to help improve your writing, especially for school, formal writing, etc. If you find these words useful, you can download a Word file that contains all of the same words .
How to Increase Your Essay Word Count. December 11, below are some simple techniques which can help you add to your writing while improving it instead of writing unneeded filler. but I have to write a 25 word essay, in three weeks, which really isn’t that hard. I, for one, enjoy writing essays, but be lucky that you don’t. Words to use when writing an essay to write about help to write an essay. View this post on Instagram. I want the point of no return. The supports that I was doing in new ways, and their person. Ultimate strength design prerequisites geo a field study accompanying id.