More Wonderful Words

Laconic

By Annette Rey

Recently I happened to look up the word laconic to see how the dictionary defined it. I have been familiar with this word all of my life as I was an avid reader as a child but was curious as to what the dictionary had to say about this word. Interestingly, that entry showed nuanced differences between it and other closely related words.

It is important to you as writers, and all of us as speakers of English, to use these words correctly to communicate effectively and, by proper usage, perpetuate these words to be good examples to our reading audiences.

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Word of the Week 7/14/2018

Theremin

By Annette Rey

What does a musical instrument, the Big Bang Theory, and a murder mystery TV show have in common ?

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Writer’s Quotes

Good Advice

By Annette Rey

Writer’s food for thought…

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Memories, Fact vs. Emotion

Writing What You Know

By Annette Rey

Your private memories reveal a different kind of truth separate from actual facts. The wallpaper you contemplated as you fell asleep as a child, counting the flowers or countryside images, took on a different reality than what the manufacturers intended.

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You Can’t Get Anywhere Without a Plan

Break That Block!

By Annette Rey

Writers’ block bothering you? Stop the excuses. Stop the helter-skelter approach you may have to your writing.

It is key to HAVE A PLAN.

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Word(s) of the Week 7/1/2018

Grammar Help with These Words

By Annette Rey

Do yourself a favor and print a list of these words and tape them at eye level somewhere in your work space. You will thank me later.

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