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dale-estey's picture
Jan.23.2014
The English language does not come and go, it just keeps on coming. If it sees a foreign word it likes, it swallows it whole and uses it. If new words pop up, it incorporates them into the whole. Hail the English language. [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  Language by the Book, but the Book...
michael-seidel's picture
Jan.18.2014
All the words have already been used in books with other people's names on them. Still, I try.  I had a lot of fun with some words and phrases in my novel, chuckling each time I wrote them because they had double or even triple meanings to me. bending reality/reality bending - changing or...
tracy-ewens's picture
Jan.04.2014
It is important to be descriptive. I work on my vocabulary.  Not in a flash card sort of way, but I try to expand the way I express myself.  This takes some effort because I want to stretch, but never go into territory that feels artificial. The words I use need to feel organic, so I...
susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Nov.25.2013
                                         ...As you read my words and ideas, my wish is that thoughts about your own life will come to the forefront, that my words will spur self...
susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Nov.19.2013
                                                      Muhammad Ali was quoted as saying, "I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I...
tracy-ewens's picture
Oct.29.2013
We are What We Believe Ourselves to Be. I have these little quotes, word groups, prophetic prose, that I print and magnet up on the board behind my computer. I face a wall in my office, so I try to make it a pretty wall.  These little statements usually change every week.  Sometimes...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.04.2013
Sure, I'm scratching my head about this list. I feel as if I'm wandering alone in the woods, watching the sunlight filter through the leaves. It's something I'll be telling people after dinner, while wiping those glass stains off the table. [DE]   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  11 Words...
tracy-ewens's picture
Sep.30.2013
Lower it up. When my children were younger if they wanted the music or a movie turned up they would say, "Lower it up, please."  It started with our oldest daughter and the phrase was handed down to the other two.  My youngest still slips up and says it now and then.  I love the...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.21.2013
The pan was getting an epileptic fit on the stove when I reached it, following the trail of the stench. The water had evaporated leaving the eggs completely burnt.  This is not how boiled eggs were supposed to be. It was the first ever time I saw them like that. They are not difficult to cook....
bob-mustin's picture
Sep.05.2013
Okay, so there's an explosion of "writers" out there. MFA programs are vomiting them out by the bushel. Publishing companies are full up, writer groups and societies proliferate, and the Internet bristles with writerly come-ons of all shapes, sizes and prices. But is being a writer a hobby? C'mon...