Be specific, definite and concrete.
In both narrative and persuasive writing, you have to use words to create a visual feast of sights and sounds for the reader to fall into. Being specific creates engaging pictures in the mind of a reader.
Don’t say Say
Food Seared steak and crunchy hot chips
The floods Mothers waded through the chest-high water
Drink Manhattan, Whisky sour
Dog Cavoodle, Golden retriever
Cat Persian Blue
Painting Banksy’s Slave Labour
Which words create the better picture?
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