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Looking for the Best Word? Tip #51

Offering help for writers and language learners, this series of posts is a resource for all word lovers.

This week’s words: Euphemism, Asyndeton, 9 p.m. at night, can of worms. 476 more words

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Gone by sunset

The last item to go onto the pile was the mop she used to clean the kitchen floor. With more vehemence than necessary, she shoved the tines of the… 666 more words

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My Many Mentors

Great Uncle Henry taught me to pluck Thanksgiving turkeys, and cousin Carol taught me to pluck my eyebrows. When my bowling instructor told me to quit thinking so much and “just let ‘er rip,” my average rose from forty to fifty; and my brother Bob showed me how to increase the pain of those I beat when playing rock, paper and scissors by licking my fingers before viciously slapping their wrists. 501 more words

Utilize Talents And Skills

Writing short stories

After some of the responses I got from my last post, I started to get the impression that people might actually struggle with writing short stories. 626 more words

A Writer's Life

Meeting the neighbors


The invitation was penned in elegant calligraphy on fine, handmade cotton rag paper, and sealed with a dark crimson, wax stamp embossed with an intricate Cappas family crest. 700 more words

Writing Prompt

Looking for the Best Word? Tip #50

Offering help for writers and language learners, this series of posts is a resource for all word lovers.

This week’s words: Resign, Really, Dog eat dog, Yuan bei, 504 more words

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Avoid Soft, Squishy Words, i.e., Your Prose-Craft Matters

Welcome back! Today, let’s look at a query for a work of historical fiction:

Before: Philip Williams is an English mercenary fighting for France. The only family he has ever known has been the army.

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Querying & Pitching