Word Choice in Writing

An important way to improve your writing is to consider your choice of words. Good writers are careful to use precise language and avoid wordiness, cliches, and slang. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to tighten up your writing by practicing good word choice.

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About Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.
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One Response to Word Choice in Writing

  1. wonderful find! Kaz i would like your to use your video on ‘word choice in writing’ for my creative writng classes in the 4th and 5th class. I will use the one on parts of speech too.Could i get a list of all the available videos on english teaching? [ oh! i think i have to view all you posts ] Brilliant work. May god bless you…

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