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Paul V. Hartman (The Capitalized syllable gets the emphasis) A alacrity a-LACK-ra-tee cheerful willingness and promptness anathema a-NATH-a-ma a thing or person cursed, banned...
Reblogging for the Smeghan.
If you're tired of using common names in your stories, you've come to the right place. This article will teach you how to make up unique names as well as where to search for interesting and uncommon ones.
Substitute ‘damn' every time you're inclined to write ‘very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain 'Very' is the most useless word in the English...
20 nearly forgotten words that could enliven the English language by reappearing in common vernacular.
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When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need--such as the 10 included in this post
Like most newspaper reporters, I got into the biz because a) I love writing and b) I'm pretty good at it. But it's a sobering profession. You file your masterpiece, only to find your editor thinks it's two dozen "tinks" shy of publishable.
Stretch and flex your creative writing muscles with these writing exercises.
Zen Sarcasm, words to live by!
25 Ways To Fuck With Your Characters (Or, "Building Conflict One Cruelty At A Time")