How to Be Smart in a World of Dumb Verbs


Sentences are pretty simple little things. Noun and predicate. So why do we screw them up with lame verbs? Good question.

Even in the complex sentence, we still depend upon the noun, we still depend upon the verb. So those constructions better rock.

And because the difference between a brilliant sentence and a bad sentence usually boils down to the verbs … your verbs need life.

They should vibrate. Tremble. They should carve a vivid picture in the head of your reader.

In other words, they should be active. And fierce. They should growl, hiss. Leave an aroma.

So, in this episode of Rough Draft with Demian Farnworth, you’ll discover:

  • A few exercises to help you write warm-blooded verbs
  • The verb trap all writers fall into (and the stupid-easy way to break this bad habit)
  • Demian’s silly advice for overcoming bad verbs (you can’t afford to ignore)
  • The William Faulkner short story that drives Demian absolutely nuts
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