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Now here's another entry in our series writing myths:
Examine every verb carefully to ensure that it is the perfect word for the action you are describing. Not just one that's close but the only possible verb that will do. Avoid using the "to be" verb and its derivatives as much as possible, because just "to be" is weak, passive, and unexciting. Instead punch up your writing with stimulating, soothing, and rhythmic verbs that elicit strong emotions and demand actions from your readers.
Verbs! The power of great writing.