Word of the Week 4/28/18

Hear This One

By Annette Rey

You’ll love this one.

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Add Substance to Your Writing

Just a Horse or a Clydesdale?

By Annette Rey

If you are like me, you find it difficult to deal with idle time. I can’t even tolerate commercials when I am half-watching a television program. My mind is always on the move and inquiring and trying to catch writing ideas in whatever I am seeing. So, I invented a vocabulary-increasing “game” that one can use anywhere – while sitting in a car waiting for someone, waiting anywhere, and during those boring television commercials.

Here it is.

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Words of the Week 4/21/18

Historical Meaning

By Annette Rey

All of our creative writing comes from our experiences and education; and we should continue learning to enrich our lives. When we write a scene, sometimes even we don’t know where we are going to carry it. We pull from our subconscious minds and a flow of words comes through.

Here are a couple of interesting ones.

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Writing You, Maybe?

An Introspective View

By Annette Rey

Here’s a great character idea – with a psychological slant.

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Finding Writing Ideas in Unlikely Places

Book Suggestion

By Annette Rey

Recently I posted on the subject of owning a variety of books outside your genre or general field of interest. I suggested you read them from a writer’s point of view and then experiment with your own writing in these new areas. This is one tactic I use to beat writer’s block.

In that vein, let me introduce you to a completely odd book – certainly not run-of-the-mill selection – I picked up at a sale that has widened my reading experience and has also given me a few laughs.

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Word of the Week 4/14/18

Current Events Phrase

By Annette Rey

It’s a challenging time we live in. New words from the digital world seem to spawn every day. Politically correct language is added to on a regular basis. You must keep up-to-date to comprehend news broadcasts.

Here is a phrase which you may not have yet heard.

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Help Beat Writer’s Block

By Annette Rey

Beat that blank page! There are lots of ideas out there to spark your brain, to pick up your pen, to place your fingers on the keyboard. Here is one of my favorite ways that works for me.

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