If you can't think of a word to fit
your idea, read the sentence that you have written and say the
word "blank" for the missing word. Then try to think
of words that might fit the sentence.
If you write a word that doesn't sound
right, read the sentence aloud and listen to whether it sounds
right. If it doesn't, then try to think of other words that
might fit better.
the idea with words and pictures.
If you can't think of a specific word,
brainstorm and list as many words as possible that might fit
the sentence. Read the sentence with each of the words you listed
and decide on the word that best fits.
If you can't brainstorm words, try
to associate a picture in your head with the idea that you are
trying to express. See if the picture helps a word come into
If associations do not help you think of words,
then use the thesaurus on your word processor or in book form.
Read the different choices, putting each in the sentence as
you read it aloud. Decide which best fits the meaning that you
want to express.