James Montgomery’s poems were remarkable for their vivid imagery and spiritual core. Beyond beauty, he also used his words to expose the exploitation of child chimney sweeps and called for the abolition of slavery. However, he primarily used his words to express his faith.
The job of fiction writers is to transport their readers to fascinating places and times. A great novel can take us back to medieval times, over to deserted islands, or even into a fantasy world. With a task like that, tired and overused words like "pretty" and "fun" just won't cut it. How about unspoiled terrain or stormy waters?