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Those verbs, though roughly appropriate, evoke no tingle of recognition in the reader: they are flat, inert. In 'waking up their souls' Marquez cuts straight to the heart of our earliest desires: to rise from the dead and be reunited with the souls of our lost ones, our dead forebears. 'Waking up' associates with new life, a new day, rousing from sleep, a new beginning. It is therefore an immensely energetic, hopeful verb - and because our states of mind are influenced, without our conscious knowledge, by the language that surrounds us, this energy and hope is 'fed' to us through the verb.

I sidled into the room. Which was it? I fondled the curtains. I caressed the curtains. Which was it? I lifted the vase between my thumb and forefinger. I grasped the vase with both hands. Which was it? Different verbs offer alternative meanings in each of these sentences. They are all more exact than the sentences that rely on adverbs. On the other hand, when adjectives and adverbs appear in clusters, they can produce a necessary ritardando. They force the reader to slow down, to dwell or brood on what is happening.

It opens wider the realm of the possible. Writing your own conflict Rows between characters offer a superb opportunity for dialogue writing. Look at this passage from Ian McEwan's 'Psychopolis': At roughly the same time Terence said, 'Another objection to Christianity is that it leads to passive acceptance of social inequalities because the real rewards are in ... ' 52 CREATIVE WRITING And Mary cut across George in protest. 'Christianity has provided an ideology for sexism now, and capitalism ...

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