One easy way to add flair to your writing style is to vary the pattern of your sentences. Try these strategies that add interest without sacrificing meaning or correct grammar:

  • Start with a description. (Dangling over the cliff, Martha considered her options.)

  • Combine sentences by inserting one idea into another. (Martha, who hated heights, looked at the ground.)

  • Cut unnecessary words. (The mountain was 3,000 feet high in altitude.)

  • Look for strong verbs. (Strolled or rushed instead of went, for example)