Tips on Word Choice No. 24: Ruled by Intellect or Emotion?

Certain words/phrases can induce fairly specific responses in readers. As writers, we all know this, but do we use the power of emotion in our work? For these few weeks, I’m looking at something subjective: how to choose between emotional and intellectual words for effect. You won’t always agree with me, of course; you’re writers. …

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Running and Writing for ME/CFS No.21

Running; I was due to run for 15 Minutes on Wednesday, 20 minutes on Friday and 10 minutes today. Wednesday was fine. Good run through the forest and I enjoyed it. Friday I was away in Yorkshire: my bother died a few days ago and I was up in the home county to take my …

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Tips on Word Choice No.23: Ruled by Intellect or Emotion?

Certain words/phrases can induce fairly specific responses in readers. As writers, we all know this, but do we use the power of emotion in our work? For these few weeks, I’m looking at something subjective: how to choose between emotional and intellectual words for effect. You won’t always agree with me, of course; you’re writers. …

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Running and Writing for ME/CFS No.20

Running: First, the progress report, and then some news. Wednesday saw me running for the prescribed 10 minutes from my training plan. I covered a new route along a public footpath, down a sloping track and back home along the main road. Friday I had a 20 minute run, but it rained almost the entire …

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Tips on Word Choice No. 22: Ruled by Intellect or Emotion?

Certain words/phrases can induce fairly specific responses in readers. As writers, we all know this, but do we use the power of emotion in our work? For these few weeks, I’m looking at something subjective: how to choose between emotional and intellectual words for effect. You won’t always agree with me, of course; you’re writers. …

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Running and Writing for ME/CFS No.19

Writing: At last! I’ve started the actual writing of the book. 2,000 words so far, which constitutes the opening chapter. Of course, the way I write means I’ll have to edit when I’ve finished the whole book, but that’s all part of my creative process. I’m aiming to have the book finished and ready to …

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Tips on Word Choice No.21: Ruled by Intellect or Emotion?

Certain words/phrases can induce fairly specific responses in readers. As writers, we all know this, but do we use the power of emotion in our work? For these few weeks, I’m looking at something subjective: how to choose between emotional and intellectual words for effect. You won’t always agree with me, of course; you’re writers. …

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Running and Writing for ME/CFS No.18

Writing: I’ve spent most of the last few days making the new home a good place to live. This is the beginning of a new life for us, and my wife has put up with a lot during the ten years I suffered with ME/CFS. She, of course, makes no demands, has no expectations, and …

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