The best writers I know have habits to make sure their words are as powerful as possible. It may seem old-fashioned, or just tedious, to work with a dictionary and a thesaurus at your side, but this is part of the practice of writing. Take a common noun like fruit, which many of us might use in a first draft. We can do better than that, right?
list of berries
According to dictionary.com, the berry family is not a botanical category but rather a linguistic invention particular to Germanic languages like English. We’ve got berries coming out of our ears in English. Here’s a running list, for those who love synonym challenges.