any tips for making scenes surprising without just using the word "suddenly" all the time?
Yeah, let me see what I can do! So I got a list of words or phrases to use instead of ‘Suddenly’:
- All at once.
- All of a sudden. (because it’s like ‘suddenly’, but not completely)
- In a moment.
- In the blink of an eye.
- Before anyone had considered the chance…
- Before long.
- Before they knew it.
- In an instant.
- Not realising what was happening…
- Before they could comprehend what was happening.
This is a hard one! There aren’t honestly that many synonyms for suddenly, but these are ones that I use, I hope they can help you XD Good luck on your writing, lots of love from Yasmine xox