2. Uses Sensory Images
Can we SEE it? Hear? Smell? Touch? What does it look like?
3. Uses (Good) Comparisons to Other Things
Avoid clichés. The comparisons should help the reader visualize.
4. Uses Various Sentence Structures
Long sentences. Short sentences. Different beginnings. It should flow smoothly.
5. Fresh Ideas
Not the same old thing or the obvious!
6. Uses Active Verbs
Remember: you donít just "go" to the store!
7. No "Padding"
Longer isnít always better. Avoid repetition and unnecessary verbiage!
8. Proofread for Major Errors
Read it OUT LOUD! Have someone read it over!