As a writer, I’m also a reader. I read everything and anything that catches my attention. Novels, newspaper, how-to books, magazines, cereal boxes, blogs, forum posts, song lyrics…anything. One of the most important things in writing is expanding your vocabulary, so I study the words and expressions of others searching for inspiration.
Funny, the book that I keep going back to is the dictionary.
Whenever I’m stuck, I flick through the thin pages of the enormous book and look for words I’ve never heard before.
Try this, find a dictionary, flick through each letter and make a list of 26 words you’re never heard of and write a narrative around them.
Have fun playing with the words.
Writing Prompt: Alphabet Soup