Here’s a fun exercise.
But first, a bit of philosophy. Contrary to many people in the news who use words to destroy, writers use them to create. I love words – love putting them together in a way that paints an action, a sentiment, a hope or a dream. I play with them endlessly when I write, modifying, exchanging, and reordering them until I read them a final time and whisper a blessed, “God, that’s good.”
I also love discovering other authors’ words, ones that I may not know well but should. When those words become part of my writing word-chest, I feel as if I’ve grown.