Today’s creative writing tip comes from our Monthly Programme – we have been talking about various literary devices to embellish our stories and give them a bit of added interest and engagement.

One of the devices we have been looking at is onomatopoeia. This is any word that sounds like it means. Here are some common examples:

tiger roaring

tap

baa

growl

sizzle

boom

honk

ting-a-ling

roar

There are lots more!

With just a word, you can take your readers to the sounds and smells of your story, as well as the action! Cool, huh? Why not give it a try? 🙂

Janet Wilson, founder of Dernier Publishing and Write for a Reason
Janet Wilson, founder of Dernier Publishing and Write for a Reason

 

Love to you all,

Janet

 

Onomatopoeia

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