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Actable Verbs | Objectives | Tactics

Always form objectives like this…

Fill in the blanks on this sentence structure with actable verbs, like the one’s listed below. Write this sentence out at the top of every scene you play. Be dogmatic about this.  Read the full article here.

“I want to __________ (actable verb) __________ (another character) so this person will __________ (feel or do something), and I am willing to __________, and _________, and__________ (list tactics here) to see that happen now!”

B

  • baby

  • badger

  • baffle

  • bait

  • bask

  • bear

  • beckon

  • befuddle

  • beg

  • beguile

  • belittle

  • berate

  • beseech

  • bestow

  • bewitch

  • bid

  • blame

  • bless

  • brag

  • brainwash

  • bribe

  • brood

  • bushwhack

  • bluff

  • boast

  • boost

C

  • cajole

  • calculate

  • call

  • caress

  • catch

  • caution

  • celebrate

  • censure

  • challenge

  • charge

  • charm

  • chastise

  • cheat

  • check

  • cheer

  • chide

  • clarify

  • cloak

  • coax

  • coddle

  • coerce

  • collude

  • comfort

  • command

  • compliment

  • con

  • conceal

  • concern

  • conciliate

  • condemn

  • condescend

  • confess

  • confide

  • confirm

  • confound

  • confront

  • confuse

  • congratulate

  • consider

  • consign

  • contest

  • convince

  • correct

  • corroborate

  • court

  • cover

  • criticize

  • crucify

  • crush

  • curse

D

  • damn

  • dare

  • deceive

  • declaim

  • deduce

  • defame

  • defend

  • defraud

  • defy

  • delight

  • delude

  • demand

  • demean

  • denigrate

  • deny

  • destroy

  • detect

  • deter

  • devastate

  • dictate

  • direct

  • dis

  • discard

  • disconcert

  • discourage

  • discover

  • discredit

  • disencumber

  • disgrace

  • disgust

  • dishearten

  • dismiss

  • dispirit

  • displease

  • dissuade

  • distract

  • distress

  • divert

  • divine

  • dodge

  • dominate

  • dramatize

  • draw

  • duck

E

  • ease

  • educate

  • elevate

  • elicit

  • elucidate

  • embroil

  • enchant

  • endear

  • endure

  • enflame

  • engross

  • enkindle

  • enlighten

  • enmesh

  • ensnare

  • entangle

  • entertain

  • entice

  • entrap

  • entreat

  • entrust

  • eradicate

  • erupt

  • escape

  • eschew

  • estimate

  • evade

  • evaluate

  • examine

  • excuse

  • execute

  • explode

  • exploit

  • exult

F

  • facilitate

  • feed

  • fight

  • flatter

  • flaunt

  • flee

  • flirt

  • forbid

  • force

  • frame

  • free

  • frighten

  • frustrate

  • fuddle

  • fume

G

  • gag

  • gauge

  • gain

  • gaze

  • gladden

  • gloat

  • glorify

  • goad

  • grasp

  • graft

  • graze

  • greet

  • grieve

  • grill

  • groan

  • groom

  • growl

  • gull

H

  • hallow

  • halt

  • harangue

  • harass

  • hassle

  • hate

  • hear

  • help

  • henpeck

  • herd

  • hesitate

  • hide

  • hinder

  • hint

  • hit

  • hoodwink

  • hope

  • hold

  • holler

  • hover

  • humanize

  • humble

  • humiliate

  • humor

  • hunt

  • hurl

  • hurry

  • hurt

  • hush

  • hustle

  • hypothesize

  • hypnotize

I

  • idolize

  • ignore

  • imitate

  • impair

  • implicate

  • impress

  • incite

  • indict

  • indoctrinate

  • induce

  • indulge

  • insinuate

  • inspect

  • inspire

  • insult

  • instruct

  • interview

  • intrigue

  • invade

  • invite

J

  • jab

  • jam

  • jerk

  • jest

  • join

  • joke

  • jolt

  • jostle

  • jot

  • judge

  • juggle

  • jump

  • justify

K

  • keep

  • kick

  • kid

  • kiss

  • knead

  • kneel

  • jab

  • jam

  • jerk

  • jest

  • join

  • joke

  • jolt

  • jostle

  • jot

  • judge

  • juggle

  • jump

  • justify

L

  • lag

  • lambast

  • lampoon

  • laugh

  • lead

  • leak

  • lean

  • lecture

  • legitimize

  • lend

  • lengthen

  • lessen

  • levy

  • libel

  • liberate

  • lie

  • lighten

  • like

  • limit

  • linger

  • list

  • listen

  • look

  • loom

  • loosen

  • lounge

  • love

  • lunge

  • lure

  • lurk

  • jab

  • jam

  • jerk

  • jest

  • join

  • joke

  • jolt

  • jostle

  • jot

  • judge

  • juggle

  • jump

  • justify

M

  • madden

  • magnetize

  • maintain

  • malign

  • manage

  • maneuver

  • mangle

  • manipulate

  • marshall

  • mask

  • masquerade

  • match

  • meddle

  • meditate

  • melt

  • mend

  • mesh

  • milk

  • mimic

  • mislead

  • misuse

  • moan

  • mobilize

  • mock

  • modify

  • model

  • monitor

  • mortify

  • mother

  • motivate

  • mourn

  • muffle

  • muse

  • muster

  • mystify

N

  • nag 

  • nauseate

  • narrate

  • navigate

  • neglect 

  • negotiate 

  • neutralize

  • nip

  • notice

  • notify 

  • nourish

  • nudge

  • nurse

  • nullify

  • jab

  • jam

  • jerk

  • jest

  • join

  • joke

  • jolt

  • jostle

  • jot

  • judge

  • juggle

  • jump

  • justify

O

  • obey

  • object

  • oblige

  • obliterate

  • obscure

  • observe

  • obsess

  • obstruct

  • obtain

  • occupy

  • offend

  • offer

  • omit

  • ooze

  • oppose

  • order

  • organize

  • orient

  • orientate 

  • outdo

  • outfox

  • overlook

  • outline

  • outrage

  • outwit

  • overwhelm

P

  • panic

  • parade

  • parrot

  • patronize

  • perform

  • perplex

  • persecute

  • persuade

  • peruse

  • pervert

  • pester

  • placate

  • plan

  • please

  • pledge

  • pontificate

  • ponder

  • pose

  • pounce

  • pray

  • praise

  • preen

  • preoccupy

  • prepare

  • press

  • prevail

  • prick

  • primp

  • prod

  • promise

  • promote

  • prompt

  • propagandize

  • propel

  • propose

  • propound

  • prosecute

  • protect

  • provoke

  • purge

  • purify

  • pursue

Q

  • qualify

  • quarrel

  • quash

  • quicken

  • quickstep

  • quiet

  • quit

  • quench 

  • query

  • question

  • quiver

  • quote

R

  • rack

  • rally

  • ratify

  • ravage

  • rave

  • read

  • rebuke

  • recreate

  • rectify

  • reiterate

  • reject

  • rejoice

  • rejoin

  • relate

  • release

  • relegate

  • remedy

  • remind

  • renege

  • repel

  • reprehend

  • repress

  • reprimand

  • repulse

  • rescue

  • resist

  • restrict

  • retract

  • retreat

  • revolt

  • ridicule

  • rile

S

  • sanctify

  • savor

  • satisfy

  • scheme

  • scold

  • scrutinize

  • search

  • sedate

  • seduce

  • seethe

  • seize

  • settle

  • shake

  • shame

  • shock

  • shroud

  • shun

  • sicken

  • simplify

  • slander

  • slur

  • smirk

  • smother

  • snare

  • sober

  • somber

  • soothe

  • spellbind

  • spoil

  • spur

  • spurn

  • squash

  • squelch

  • stalk

  • startle

  • still

  • stir

  • stretch

  • strike

  • strip

  • strut

  • study

  • stymie

  • substantiate

  • suffer

  • suggest

  • summon

  • supplicate

  • support

  • suppress

  • surrender

  • surprise

  • swindle

T

  • tantalize

  • tarnish

  • taunt

  • teach

  • tease

  • tempt

  • terrify

  • test

  • threaten

  • thwart

  • tickle

  • titillate

  • tolerate

  • torment

  • torture

  • trammel

  • trick

  • trouble

  • trump

  • tyrannize

U

  • unburden 

  • uncover

  • understand

  • unite

  • unlock

  • uproot 

  • upset

  • urge

  • use

V

  • validate

  • value

  • vanish

  • vent

  • veto 

  • verify 

  • victimize 

  • violate

  • vilify 

  • vindicate

  • vote

  • vouch

  • volunteer

  • vomit

  • vow

W

  • wager

  • wail

  • wait

  • warm

  • warrant

  • warn

  • waste

  • watch

  • weaken

  • wean

  • weigh

  • wedge

  • weed

  • weep

  • welcome

  • wheedle 

  • withdraw

  • withhold 

  • woo 

  • worry

  • worship 

  • wound

  • wrangle

  • wreck

  • wrestle

Y

  • yank

  • yawn

  • yearn

  • yell

  • yelp

  • yield

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