Word cloud via wordart.com Let’s look at Onomatopoeia, Simile, and Collective Nouns, and my Delusional Dictionary. For definitions of those, click here to read the introductory post to the series. This week’s words: Sizzle, Black as a fascist’s heart, Army, Judge. Onomatopoeia: Sizzle ‘The sizzle of savoured scraps and stolen eggs’ Here, the cooking sounds …
A new series of posts about what words to use, and how. In this series, I’ll consider Onomatopoeia, Simile, and Collective Nouns. From time to time, I may include the odd reference to other word use, and I’ll continue my Delusional Dictionary. The last series, accessed through this link, dealt with Synonyms, Antonyms, Contronyms, Adverbs, …
Struggle to find the ‘right’ word when writing? Sometimes, so do I. In trying to improve, maybe I can help other writers. Today’s words: Laborious/Easy, Look ahead to the future, Last hurrah, Leader. Antonyms: words that express the opposite of other words can be hard to find, because thesauruses usually give no examples. When lost …
Reference/Writing/Editing 312 pages Subtitled ‘More Descriptions, Overused Words and Taboos’, this is a companion to the first book with the same title. Like that initial volume, this is an essential for any serious writer. Language is our lifeblood, and words are tools we employ to express our thoughts and ideas. If we’re to do this …
A day late: sorry, my Mac was undergoing repairs. Now fixed! A series of posts for all word lovers. Offering help for writers and language learners, these posts look at many different aspects of the world of words in the hope of stimulating your curiosity and enhancing your creativity. This week’s words: Fight …
Are you a lover of words? Do you write? Is language use an issue of interest? If so, you’ll find Kathy Steinemann’s ‘The Writer’s Lexicon’ a veritable cornucopia of expressive words. A thesaurus provides alternatives for the idea of a word. A dictionary gives definitions and, sometimes, origins for those construction blocks we use daily …
A great guide for those interested in using Twitter in a positive fashion for book matters.
You might also benefit from this great post from Linda Acaster:
#amwriting: Designed specifically for writers who are experiencing writers block and just want to relieve the anxiety.
#eBook or #Books: Gives the latest posts.
#Reading: Dominated by GoodReads users who are also on Twitter
#mustread, #read, #reading, #readers, #bestread, #greatread, #greatbooks, #weekendreader, #GoodReads
#Fridayreads: One of the most popular literary hashtags of all time on twitter. It even generated a global trend at one period of a time, it is still one of the best ways to find out about good books.
#Nook: Gives the latest posts according to Nook published books.
#epub, #ePub : Specifically for independently published authors, this hashtag platform promotes eBooks published on Smashwords, Kobo, iTunes, Nook, etc.
#Amazon: Considered the mother of all tweets. Here you can find everything Amazon related, most particularly books.
#AmazonKindle: Same as the one above, but more useful for sale of Kindle Devices and eBooks.
#kindlebooks, #Kindle Touch…
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Many writers welcome the sharing of ideas that might improve our craft. So, let's chop the fat from our writing. Make it lean and trim. Readers will thank us. In this series, I'll look at some common redundancies. (I had hoped someone perspicacious might point out that the first post title in this series used …
Life's finally a little more settled, so I can return to posting about the mechanics of writing, as I used to on my old blog. I've found many writers welcome the sharing of ideas that might improve our craft. So, let's chop the fat from our writing. Make it lean and trim. Readers will thank …