The Power of the Right Word
Mark Twain said, “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter–it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
That’s what make the 100 books on the Time list so good. These authors have the ability to find the right words over and over again to express what they are trying to say. After all, it’s not just what you say–it’s how you say it.
When I write, I usually get my thoughts down during my first draft. And during my second review, I look for ways to express myself even better–to find the right words, so to speak.
Take a look at this video. Here’s a great example of the power of using the right words. Does your writing process include time to find the right words?