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The Zen of Finding Lost Words

I’ve spoken before about my habit of collecting words and sentences: Read Like A Writer – Collect Words. Collect Sentences. But I thought I would share the significance this has for me as a writer, especially this week. 764 more words


U is for...

We’re nearing the end of our revised A to Z Challenge! I can’t believe I’m on U already, but as I contemplated this letter, I realized nothing stood out to me that started with the letter U. 307 more words

Modern Words That Came From Lewis Carroll's ‘Jabberwocky’

Did you know that Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem, “Jabberwocky,” gave us words that we use today?

The web site “Interesting Literature” recently published an article about the poem’s affect on the English language. 484 more words


Mini-Post: Some Odd Words

I am a self-professed bibliophile, librocubicularist, bewildered couch potato, and, most significantly for this post, word lover. I was known for a while as “the girl who reads the dictionary” and didn’t even protest. 197 more words


Continuing with my previous posts where I tried to share some of the most unusual English words, which has somewhat got wandered off our modern vocabulary. 105 more words

Wise Words

Dickens and Oz formatted for Skimming

Text skimming is a strategy for rapidly getting the main ideas of a text, without reading all the words but instead dipping into the text, such as reading the first paragraph, unusual words, and proper nouns (e.g. 630 more words

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9 out of 10 Writers are Guilty of “Doing Quisby.” Are You?

Do you hang out on social media when you should be writing?
Then you are guilty of doing quisby

an old slang term for idling away your time. 377 more words