Word of the Week: Desultory

DEH-sul-tor-ee, adjective Definition: Lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm. Occurring randomly or occasionally. Conversationally, constantly moving from one subject to another, half-heartedly. Example in my recent writings: Iro did not want to be or be seen as desultory -- she always had to have a plan. What are some ways you will use this word …

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Word of the Week: Prosopopoeia

Prosopopoeia - noun - (pronounced pro-sopapilla, like the delicious sweet fried bread) Personification, as of inanimate thingsFrom dictionary.comEtomology: Greek Example: "Lord Byron’s very numerous comparisons, all admirable, and often under the form of a prosopopoeia, are indicative of the warm imagination which clothed inanimate shapes with the breathing realities of life …" -RECOLLECTIONS OF SHELLEY AND …

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50,000 Words Completed: What I’ve Learned

I finally reached 50,000 words in my novel that I began writing many months ago. It's taken me a while for various reasons (imposter syndrome, depression, low to no creativity), but hot damn, here we are! 50k translates to about 165 pages in a novel or manuscript. Do I love every part that I have …

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