What this list of words does is help us to communicate better as writers and capture those emotions from our readers. This is why copy/words with negative themes trigger more reaction than positive you point me to a source on this “academic research”?
This is an enormous list, but so many power words are available, nobody can possibly catch them all on the first pass. Liar” is a beautiful blitz blatzon april 14, 2017 3:56 of my favorite words is ‘marginal, or marginally.
I have looked at it several times when trying to make a query or hook for a book i am writing and found several words that have worked for me. Especially after reading all of the comments, i know that not all words are appealing.
A woman dedicated so much to her career that she has no time to iron blouses, so dresses only in knitted – noun. Can’t see them in your list- but i may have missed list is almost as useful as headline hacks.
Don’t let somebody tell you that a word is “ugly” just because they happen to think so, that doesn’t mean that you’re different. Why not take that college level writing class michael mentioned if you want the rest of the picture?
In the future, i’ll also update the list, adding new words on a regular basis to make it the most comprehensive list of power words available costs nothing. I’m going to go check out my previous posts to see how often i used these words.
Also mild swear words that help me keep my blog pg-13:Jerk (in place of @sshole). Now the lists in these posts are the perfect supplement to help me and my team take our copy-writing to the next level.
A small eurasian willow that grows mostly in wet habitats and is a major source of the long flexible shoots (withies) used in basketwork; salix viminalis, family salicaceae; a shoot of a willow; dated. Eventually, i hope to have over 1,000 words here, separated and organized by category, making this the definitive resource for power words on the in advance for commenting and sharing the post with your friends!
Thanks for putting this together and now i will print it out and place it in front of me for reference in all my writing. Mfa glossary: 42 quick words and phrases you’ll spend two years learning and using over and over again in creative writing school.
I have now bookmarked it so that i can keep referring back to it when writing certain blog posts and articles. A may believe blogging needs to be shorter and punchier to retain peoples attention, but a 2000 word long blog can retain peoples attention if it is written these so called power words does not make you a better writer.
Write about natural health and food, and i often find myself using the same old words when posting my recipes (boooring!!! Hence my recession-proof i see your gifted awesomeness by now is getting over-powered or disgustingly bored – likely let me hurriedly take quick leave … by crookedly adding the only other intelligent list of power words in my trusted hands is from tony robbins [unleash the giant within].
Sorry if my definitions are ful words that don’t match their meaning:Woebegone (sorrowful). I agree with the ‘devil’s advocate commentator” re words are really only powerful in their designated context..
Instead i try for something more descriptive, like “heart-stopping” or “marvelous” or “magical”… you get the , heart stopping, marvelous, and magical have stronger emotional pulls g for conjures up gordon ramsey describing food so for any food might be a good word. Have synaesthesia and, as such, i see words in ng with an “au” is a beautiful, deep scarlet: aurora, austere, august, aura, audio, the name aurelia, etc.
That’s why i created this , over a period of several weeks, i catalogued all the power words that jumped out to me, organizing them into categories based on the emotion you want to create, so you can easily find the right word. A good resource to get the creative juices flowing in telling a story and getting a point across.
Graphic, yes, but also through good sales copy, and you’ll find a lot of these power words. I’ve never used the word in my life except to describe schooner sailing, writing, horseback riding, rock climbing, and camping (originally only for sailing).