Saturday, April 30, 2011

A to Z: Zip Zap

Yes, with it being the end of the challenge I've run out of good ideas to post about. Then again this whole last week has been random. I was playing with the auto complete on my phone typing in letter combinations starting with z and seeing what it suggested. It did Zip which made me think of Zap. Now I have comic book images in my head, with all those great sound words. And pow, which also has an action element to it.

Not just comics, but sound descriptive words are fun in various other types of writing. Maybe a character has favorite ones, or maybe it helps emphasize a certain component within a scene.

Do you have any favorite sounding words? What about your characters? Have fun with the A to Z challenge? Hard to believe today is the last day. It feels like only yesterday when I was blogging about altruism, books, and culture.

4 comments:

Mary Aalgaard said...

Great words for comics. I still love buzz and hiss.

Canyon Girl said...

Great words. I had nothing for a desert canyon when Y came up. Then I thought about yip and yap. Looking in the dictionary I got yelp and yowl -- all things that coyotes do. And there are plenty of those in the canyon. I have enjoyed meeting you and finding your blog.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Claire, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

Auto Title Loans said...

Snap and Pop come to mind when I think about comics. They're so universal, too. But that's a fun way to come up with words- I've never thought about it. Thanks for the suggestion on how to :)
Ava