Sunday, April 1, 2018

Alternative Words

Geeze louise there's a lot of ways to swear!
Writers have a tendency to get hooked on certain words. You find them speckled too often amongst our work and we need to find a different way of saying it. 

We also look for word substitutes. A word to use instead of said or a different way to describe a smell or action other than the over used versions.  Maybe you don’t want to use a swear word? You could try one of the alternative swear words on the list pictured. If not it will at least give you a chuckle or two by golly.

I have found a love for some old words. One of my all-time favorite resource websites is The Phrontistery. This amazing archive homes a dictionary of obscure words and lost words. It also has lists for almost anything a writer might need. It’s a ton of fun to just sit back with a cuppa and browse.  

An alternative source to find lists of substitutions (see what I did there?) would be Pinterest. You can Goggle of course but Pinterest is more fun and you can save the lists to one board for quick reference. Here’s a ton of them for you to save to your Pinterest.

Now drop those common boring repetitive words and go find an alternative to play with! 

This post for the letter A in the A to Z Blogging Challenge 2018. Click on the badge below to find other awesome blogs to read and follow or visit the site listed on the badge to find out how to join in the A to Z fun! 


Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Juneta Key said...

Great tips. I will check them out. Happy A to Z.