Writing: Other Words for Whisper & Went

I’m in the process of rereading the first twenty-three chapters of The Fallen: Part Two.  As I have been perusing the Other Words for Whisperpages of my first draft, I have been finding some word repetition.  The problem with overusing a word, is that it becomes distracting to the reader.

I remember reading a book recently where the author used the word swung for everything.  I swung into the car.  I swung my legs out of bed.  I swung around the corner. I swung my arms… well, you get the point. I got so irritated every time I saw the word swung, that it distracted me from the story itself, and this was a NY Times bestseller! I am not saying that I am perfect, but I do work really hard to avoid repetition (having a lot of beta readers helps).

During this go through, I found that I was overusing the word whisper, so I created a word list for myself. I decided to go ahead and share it.  Enjoy! And go forth and use synonyms!

Here is a printable PDF: Other Words for Whisper & Went

I have more free resources here: https://robinwoodsfiction.com/for-writers/

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