Verbs invigorate your writing; a good verb speaks directly to
the reader. Verbs imply action. Since "verb" and "Valentine" begin with
"V," we'll work, tonight, with some suitable verbs. And write of love,
Vigorous Verbs (Active and Lovely):
Adore: I adore sweets,
unfortunately, but can usually avoid eating them (except at Saint
Love: In the springtime, many Vancouverites love to walk
along the seashore, looking at the mountains and thanking their lucky
stars that they live in Vancouver.
Treasure: What we treasure most
will let others know us the most deeply.
Delight (in): My wife delights in making
quilts and I delight in snuggling
Prize: Many Asian children prize their
lucky red envelopes this week!
Value: What do you value most,
money or love?
Tonight's Writing Assignment:
What, or who, do you love? Write a paragraph using all six
verbs presented tonight. Make your paragraph shine with other active
verbs as well. Try, if you can, to not use the verb "to be" (is, are,
etc.) at all in your paragraph tonight.
For example: I absolutely adore my dog,
Tashi, who will often, as I walk her around the park, nuzzle the back
of my leg affectionately, just to let me know she loves me.
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