Tag Archive | words

The Benefits of Sprinting for the Distance Runner

I’m a distance runner That’s a label that took me a while for me to wrap my arms around. I always hated running. Like with a passion. Like I walked at least part of the way every time a gym teacher or coach told us to run a mile. There was the time I ran a mile for the […]

Realm Makers JaNoWriMo

Realm Makers JaNoWriMo

So, NaNoWriMo didn’t work out for me this year. My sister was in and out of the hospital the whole month of November, and we were running to St. Louis quite a bit. She’s perfectly fine now! We’re so glad. But, thanks to my Realm Makers family, I get another chance in January with JaNoWriMO! Yay! […]

Piffle and Other Funny Words

Piffle and Other Funny Words

Did you ever notice how some some words just sound ridiculous? Or how some people hate some words, despite the total legitimacy of the word. I’m not talking about irritating, non-words like irregardless and supposively, but genuine words. For example, I know a lot of people hate the word moist. It’s a real word. It […]

Alphabet blogging: C is for…

Alphabet blogging: C is for…

Cookie! No, wait, that’s not it. Chocolate! No! Stop it. You do not need a snack. That’s the exact conversation I had with myself as I sat down to start this blog post. I couldn’t believe it. My brain had suddenly gone blank, and I couldn’t think of a single word that started with C […]

Sweet versus Sweetened

Sweet versus Sweetened

Living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is equal parts familiar and strange. Coming from Missouri, I’m pretty used to the “redneck” part of this place. People get super excited about deer season, with talk being of nothing else. You see quite a bit of repair work done with duct tape. And yep, there are […]

Massive Books Ahead!

I find it interesting as I talk with various writers of fiction – published and unpublished – that opinions vary as to just how many words should go into a novel of any kind. And I’ve found that a lot of it seems to depend on opinions based on whether or not you’re a first […]

My hovercraft is full of eels

One of the pleasures of writing for me is that you get to mess around with words the way a painter plays with color or a musician tinkers with sounds. You take a dictionary, spill the contents all over the floor, and then choose the ones you want to use before assembling them on an […]