Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.
Today's words are: And, Any, As
Look at that, three for the price of one!
As many of you may know, and I'm sure you do, any of us can overuse these three little words. But if my list is any indication, we won't be getting rid of them any time soon.
additionally, along with, also, as a consequence, as well as
in addition, in conjunction with, including
let alone, likewise
more than that, moreover
not to mention
on top of
to boot, together with, too
a bit, a little, at all
each, each and every, either
one and all
at/during the time that, at the time that
during the time that
for, for instance
in a way, in the act of, in the character of, in the manner that, in the process of, in the role of, in the same manner, in the same way that, in the way that, in/with referenced to, in/with regard to
on the point of, on the subject of
seeing that, since, so, so to say/speak
what, when, whereas, while, with
And with that, I'll leave you with this, from one of my writing heroes.
Last, but not least, my thanks to Christina Farley at Chocolate for Inspiration for regularly having a giveaway. I recently won CAMP, by Elaine Wolf. I'm looking forward to reading it.
Every secret has a price.
For most girls, sleep away camp is great fun. But for Amy Becker, it’s a nightmare. Amy, whose home life is in turmoil, is sent to Camp Takawanda for Girls for the first time as a teenager. Although Amy despises spending summers at home with her German-immigrant mother, who is unduly harsh with Amy’s autistic younger brother, Amy is less than thrilled about going away to camp. At Takawanda she is subjected to a humiliating “initiation” and to relentless bullying by the ringleader of the senior campers. As Amy struggles to stop the mean girls from tormenting her, she becomes more confident. But then her cousin reveals dark secrets about Amy’s mother’s past, setting in motion a tragic event that changes Amy and her family forever.
CAMP is a compelling family drama that will resonate with a wide teenage readership. It will be a strong addition to recommended reading and summer reading lists, and it is appropriate for anti-bullying programs. Mostly, though, CAMP is a mother-daughter story for mothers and daughters to share.