Posted on 2nd October 2012
Very often when I am teaching creative writing I find myself encouraging students to use more varied and unusual vocabulary. Using more exciting words makes your work more vivid and engaging to read, but it can be tricky to think of dazzling descriptions.
One of the best ways to improve your vocabulary is to keep your eyes and ears open and to jot down any juicy words that you come across other people using. It’s important to have a go at using new words, so try including them in example sentences.
To help you get started with boosting your vocabulary, here’s a list of some fabulous words, which will help to embellish your own work. If you’re not sure what they mean, look them up in a dictionary. Why not print them out and underneath each word write an example sentence which includes the adjective so that you can start to get used to using them.