From Ack! to Woohoo! - Interjections That Really Count! | UFOP: StarBase 118 Star Trek RPG

From Ack! to Woohoo! – Interjections That Really Count!

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One of the biggest problems facing us every day as Starbase 118 writers is finding new and different ways of showing our character’s reactions to whatever might be going on around them. There are many different ways to show these reactions, including a specific set of words known as interjections. An interjection, put simply, is just a part of speech that can be used to display emotions through text, and we already see them throughout sims on every single ship in the fleet.

Still, we find ourselves repeating the same interjections over and over again because they become part of the way we write. However, with so many interjection choices, there is plenty of variation that can exist, if you know just what words to use.

Perhaps that is the reason that Mark Nicol over at Daily Writing Tips compiled and created a pretty inclusive list of one hundred different interjections that look small, but can pack a big punch. Even those with only three letters, such as Aha!, Ack!, Yuk!, or Wow! can have a huge and dynamic effect to your writing. This is why we encourage you to take a look at the list of 100 Mostly Small But Expressive Interjections. Not only will you be able to gain some insight on these expressions and how best to put them to use, but you will also be able to create diversity in your sims; an effect that we really all love.

About Kalianna Nicholotti

Fleet Captain Kalianna Nicholotti has been a member of the Starbase 118 Fleet now for over five years and she still loves it just as much as she did when she joined. The joys of writing for a character that's truly come to life, coupled with the friends she's met throughout the Fleet, has made 118 a part of her daily life.
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