Hi guys, I've been reading a couple of books, not for the story, but for the choice of language. One example is The Walking Dead. What I'm thinking of doing is copy and pasting specific phrases to a word document as a descriptive prompter. Does this sound like a good idea? For example I was reading through the ones I had and stitch knifed into his side caught my eye. It reminded me of a scene in the beginning where my character is running until their lungs burned for oxygen. I ended up with They ran as fast as they could, and kept running until their lungs burned for oxygen. Clair gasped as a stitch knifed her right side. Pain burned her vision for a moment; black dots dancing in her face. Sometimes I struggle with different word choices and I think this will help, even if it's just to use as a prompt. For example, two others that caught my eye as I was reading the book were Fingertips brushed and voice range strong and firm. I have a character that the second one would go well with. And fingertips brushed is a good way of including the sense of touch which is one sense I don't employ much in my writing. I quite like The Walking Dead way of describing things and want to incorporate some of that into my writing.