My response: Ginny and the Mystery Doll, which I read when I was in second grade. It was the first book I read on my own, separate from my class, and that was truly exciting. Plus, it made me fall in love with mysteries, which I still find engaging and relaxing to read. What’s your response?
Often we replace generic words with those that draw too much attention to themselves. The result? We interrupt our flow and that of our readers. For example: Generic: walk Embellished: saunter, meander, amble, ambulate, etc. True, sometimes our characters really do shuffle, but you get the picture. This week’s challenge then is to take perfectly ordinary words and replace them with a slew of fancy-dancy ones. Here are your words: said laugh chew frown cry Share […]