Writing Wednesdays: 7 Powerful Alternatives for Saying “Want” (Verb)

My characters want things. A lot of things, sometimes. But if I just keep having them say “I want, I want, I want”, they’d sound like spoiled brats; also, “want” sometimes just doesn’t cover it.

Writing Wednesdays - 7 Powerful Alternatves for Saying Want (Verb)

Today I’m going to give you seven verbs that can replace “want” in your writing and pack a punch while they’re at it.

The words are:

  1. crave
  2. desire
  3. hunger
  4. long
  5. thirst
  6. wish
  7. yearn

Most of these are usually followed by “for”.

Do you know any other ways to say “want”?

Share them in the comments!

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