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Word Of The Every Other Day.

vouchsafe [ vouch-seyf ] verb (used with object), vouch·safed, vouch·saf·ing. to grant or give, as by favor, graciousness, or condescension:to vouchsafe a reply to a question.to allow or permit, as by favor or graciousness:They vouchsafed his return to his own country. verb (used … Continue reading

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Word Of The Every Other Day.

shrive [ shrahyv ] verb (used with object) shrove or shrived, shriv·en or shrived, shriv·ing. to impose penance on (a sinner).to grant absolution to (a penitent).to hear the confession of (a person). verb (used without object) shrove or shrived, shriv·en or shrived, shriv·ing. Archaic. to hear confessions.to go to or make confession; confess … Continue reading

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The History Of Words Sunday.

As a writer this one substance adds sustenance to my words throughout the day. Oh, where would my word count be without coffee?😀 coffee (n.) [ kaw-fee, kof-ee ] “drink made from the ground and roasted seeds of a tree originally … Continue reading

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6️⃣ Word Story Challenge Of The Week.

In six words, write your story of the above picture.

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palter [ pawl-ter ] verb (used without object) to talk or act insincerely or deceitfully; lie or use trickery.to bargain with; haggle.to act carelessly; trifle. WORDS RELATED TO PALTER babble, equivocate, haggle, bargain, falsify, fib, quibble, deceive, prevaricate

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incarnadine [ in-kahr-nuh-dahyn, -din, -deen ] adjective: blood-red; crimson.flesh-colored; pale pink. noun: an incarnadine color. verb: (used with object)  in·car·na·dined, in·car·na·din·ing. to make incarnadine. WORDS RELATED TO INCARNADINE glowing, rose-colored, crimson, blooming, cerise, claret, pink, tint, suffuse, mantle, color, rose, rouge, bloody, paint, rubric, flush, dye, rust, glow

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forsooth [ fawr-sooth ] adverb Archaic. (now used in derision or to express disbelief) in truth; in fact; indeed.

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cozen [ kuhz-uh n ] verb (used with or without object) to cheat, deceive, or trick. WORDS RELATED TO COZEN dupe, hoodwink, cheat, bilk, chisel, trick, beguile, bamboozle, gyp, swindle, defraud, con, flimflam, fraud

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bruit [ broot ] verb (used with object) to voice abroad; rumor (used chiefly in the passive and often followed by about):The report was bruited through the village. noun Medicine/Medical. any generally abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation.Archaic. rumor; report.Archaic. noise; din; clamor. … Continue reading

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Top Books On Writing To Help You Improve.

This list is short, but oh so sweet. If you purchase a book this week, make it one of these six, and you will not be disappointed. Improving your writing should be at the top of your want list as … Continue reading

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A Short History Of Stephen King And His Legacy.

I’ve been reading the modern master of horror Stephen King since I was twelve. It all started with The Shining published January 28, 1977. It was October of 1986 when I got my hands on it, and I was terrified … Continue reading

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caliginous [ kuh-lij-uh-nuh s ] adjective Archaic: It was a caliginous and stormy night … Sure, that doesn’t quite have the same ring as “dark and stormy,” but it works. Caliginous is an archaic adjective meaning: “misty, dim, dark.”

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requiescat [ rek-wee-es-kaht, -kat ] noun a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead.

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When To TELL and Not SHOW.

We all know that in our writing that it’s been said over and over to show instead of tell. However, when is it appropriate to tell? The following article lays out just this puzzle when it comes to your story. … Continue reading

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Prognosticate [prog·nos·ti·cate] v.  To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell. “The armchair quarterback tried to prognosticate the play from his recliner.”

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🔟 Tips For Writing Dialogue.

Do you struggle to write engaging dialogue? Are you wondering how you can improve this all-important aspect of your writing? The video below will give you ten essential tips for writing dialogue that will keep your readers turning the pages. … Continue reading

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List Of Mythical Creatures

Are you looking for that unique character for your novel? A mythical creature to lead the revolt or mentor your protagonist? The list below is chock full of mythical beasts, groups, and entities that are ready to take center stage … Continue reading

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How To Foreshadow In Fiction.

A hint here and a dropped clue there, foreshadowing can be one of the most powerful tools a writer has. Done correctly, it can shock and confound the reader, bringing them further into the story. How do you foreshadow? The … Continue reading

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Painful Truths New Writers Must Know.

Are you gearing up for your first novel? Do you have it all laid out in your head and envision the grand book tour that will follow its release? The painful truths that lie ahead of you should be unveiled … Continue reading

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Where To Insert The Inciting Incident

That status quo is shaken, and the real story begins. At what point in your novel should you shake things up for your main character? The placement of the inciting incident varies from story to story. The length of its … Continue reading

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