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First, make a list of descriptive action words on one piece of paper. Write at least fifteen, so that your story isn't lacking action. The words above are an example of what you can write.

First, make a list of descriptive action words on one piece of paper. Write at least fifteen, so that your story isn't lacking action. The words above are an example of what you can write.

Now choose what action your story will contain. It can feature a roller coaster, an airplane flight, a jump off of a diving board...you name it!

Now choose what action your story will contain. It can feature a roller coaster, an airplane flight, a jump off of a diving board...you name it!

Now the writing begins!

Start by writing a preview. It shouldn't be too long--just long enough to express a feeling, like foreboding. For added intensity, write in second person (that's when the main character is "you").

Start by writing a preview. It shouldn't be too long--just long enough to express a feeling, like foreboding. For added intensity, write in second person (that's when the main character is "you").

Now it's time to write the snapshot of the action you chose. When you are finished, go through it and underline the weak action words. In writing, these words are the leak that pulls the ship down.

Now it's time to write the snapshot of the action you chose. When you are finished, go through it and underline the weak action words. In writing, these words are the leak that pulls the ship down.

Replace the weak words with words from your list that fit. Make sure that your action words are spread out, not crammed into a few sentences. (Note: The action words are red just so they stand out.)

Replace the weak words with words from your list that fit. Make sure that your action words are spread out, not crammed into a few sentences. (Note: The action words are red just so they stand out.)

Reread your snapshot. Do you like it? Good job! Now you are finished!

Reread your snapshot. Do you like it?                                                               Good job! Now you are finished!

Congratulations and happy writing!

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