• Descriptive Writing,  Replacement Words

    Another Word for Breath, Breathe, Inhale, Exhale

      Breath, Breathe, Inhale, and Exhale are boring words. Let’s try to find a replacement for them. Let’s spice things up and make it your own. Some of these synonyms for breath will work in its place while others will need to change the entire sentence to make sense. Air: I couldn’t breathe – I gasped for air. Wind: I took in a deep breath – The wind filled my lungs. Puff: My breaths were exaggerated – I puff with exaggeration. Sigh: She exhaled. – She let out a sigh. Whisper: He exhaled as he lay dying. – There wasn’t a whisper of air as he lay dying. Gasp: I…

  • Book Writing,  Creative Writing,  Descriptive Writing

    Dialogue Tags and How to Use Them

    Dialogue tags are words which refer dialogue to a specific character. “Said” and “asked” are two common examples of dialogue tags. “I won’t help her!” said Christina. Dialogue tags are an important aspect of writing. When scenes have several characters, they help determine which character is speaking. Novice writers tend to use dialogue tags with adverbs to make it more colorful. “I won’t help her!” screamed Christina furiously. “I won’t help her!” Christina shouted angrily. “I won’t help her!” shrieked Christina nervously. Dialogue tags like these are distracting and pull the reader away from the true dialogue. There are better ways to make your character come alive without using adverbs.…