Monday, September 17, 2012

Words Like Music

I was in the grocery store the other day, looking through the book section, as is my habit. Having never read anything by Steven King, with the exception of On Writing, I opened one of his recent releases and sped through a few paragraphs. They were skillfully written, but I'm afraid of being afraid so I didn't make the purchase.

Something did stick with me though--his word coaxable. I had never seen it anywhere before, even in the dictionary, and I loved it. Still do. So much so that I'm planning on working it into my next story. Thank you, Mr. King!

The perfect word at the perfect moment is like music. (Yes. I did read the dictionary as a child. Just for fun.)

Do you enjoy words?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Amabilis Insania

You know you have it bad when the only book that interests you is the one you are currently writing.
I think that the Roman poet Horace would have called this state a delightful insanity. How are your new projects going, and what is your amabilis insania?