Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Wednesday Writers Weigh In: Onomatopoeia adds OOMPH!
I grew up watching reruns of the 1960s Adam West Batman television where comic book style onomatopoeias such as wham!, pow!, "biff!", crunch and "zounds" appear onscreen during fight scenes. So much fun!
Onomatopoeia pulls the reader in, makes the story come to life and is a blast to read aloud. It is a perfect addition to many picture books.
But I neglect to add such fun whimsy into my own stories and often find myself adding it later on when reminded.
Writers Weigh In! What is your favorite onomatopoeia word? What onomatopoeia words have you used in your own writing?