Power words are those words that allow our character to find inspiration to change.

A character can change their current emotion state to something different OR grow their current emotion.

8 Categories of Power Words

  1. ABSOLUTES – always, more, best
  2. EXTREMES – tiny, hot, most
  3. UNUSUAL CONDITIONS/SITUATIONS – quintuplets, billionaire, amnesia
  4. QUALITIES- green, thick, sluggish
  5. QUANTITIES – ninety-nine, bushel, furlong
  6. HORROR – decapitated, entrails, bloody
  7. FEELINGS – thrilling, joyful, frightened
  8. QUALITIES OF THOUGHTS, FEELINGS OR BEHAVIORS – i ran all the way; she really disgusts me; they honored me