Tag Archives: Wording

Kinda & Sorta: The Indecisive Twins

  by Jean Foster Akin From the mouth of a parenting expert being interviewed on a national television program: “Babies are sort of helpless, so new parents need to be vigilant in anticipating and supplying their children’s needs.” Really? Babies … Continue reading

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AUTHOR QUOTE: Finding Your Voice

If your passions are strong and you’re a fighter, the question of voice is a superficial one. You are eager to speak; you only need the podium. That is, you need the writing technique. But don’t worry about voice. If … Continue reading

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What Does It Sound Like?

Last night it rained. Tap, tap, tap on my roof. I listened while I lay there, trying to sleep. I thought about sounds. The sound of the water, falling from such an amazing height, slapping on my roof…snap, snap snap! … Continue reading

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STUDY PROVES: Misuse of Words Leads to Divorce & Wars!

by Jean Foster Akin Misusing words is one reasons for there being so much trouble in the world. Misunderstandings, misconceptions, confusion. Wars, even. “Wars??” you snort. Yes, wars—and I can’t say I like your tone. Your snort is extremely offensive and tells … Continue reading

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Use This Trick To Avoid Looking Addlepated

If there is one thing you don’t want to appear in life, it’s addlepated. And that’s why this week’s installment is about the proper way to use a thesaurus in order to choose the right words for your story. Is it better to use … Continue reading

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