What A Difference A Word Makes #amwriting #AmwritingYA #YA

onlyI came across this on my Facebook feed and the simplicity of it is amazing.

One word. One solitary word, properly placed, changed the entire sentence.

She only told him that she loved him.

She told him only that she loved him.

She told him that only she loved him.

She told him that she only loved him.

She told him that she loved only him.

This one struck me particularly because I just rearranged a sentence and turned it into a terrible and wonderful thing. And what a feeling that was – it was like I turned a light on in a room and saw the stranger lurking in the dark corner. It changed everything and led me somewhere new.

What a difference a word can make – when properly placed.

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