Words–Their Weft & Warp 34


Words. Unusual words. Forgotten words. Foreign words. And some whose authenticity one may question, but are fun anyway. In other words, not your average grade 4 spelling list. Enjoy!

Logorrhea (log-uh-RI-uh)
(n)  an excessive flow of words, prolixity

Jaculiferous
(adj) having arrow-like prickles

A Little Bit About

I was having one of my ‘feeling utterly useless and futile’ weeks, so I decided to post this. A little bit of me–things that mean something, or inspire or are important to me in some way.
so me

P.S. Can you guess my favourite colour?

Words–Their Weft & Warp 33

Words. Unusual words. Forgotten words. Foreign words. And some whose authenticity one may question, but are fun anyway. In other words, not your average grade 4 spelling list. Enjoy!

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How to Write 101

♫  You put your write hand in, you put your write hand out,
You put your write hand in and you scribble all about
You do the hordes of typing and you edit all around,
…that’s what it’s all about!   ♫ ♪ ♪
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Go wild everyone. Especially all you NANOS out there.

Writers’ Buddy-ol’-Pals

How’re these for unusual buddies, pals, friends? Check out the penguin using his dolphin pal as a surf board. When animals make inter-species friends, sometimes even of their natural “enemies” or prey, it lasts for their lifetime.animal1

What kinds of friends do writers have? We’re often introverts so don’t be shocked when you hear the answer.

A brand new pen that writes just so (and when discovered we go out and buy as many of the same kind before the stupid manufacturers decide to discontinue them. Then we tuck them in a drawer and look at them and smile every day.) Maybe we even own a fountain pen that runs out of ink at every third word, or leaves splotches on the page, but . . .  it’s so pretty.

Paper, or notebooks, crisp and clean with white unblemished pages. Even though we use a computer for our work, we do have to scribble in something occasionally, and we do have to print stuff off.

Journals. Oh praise the marvelous beautifical gorgeous journals out there on the bookstore shelves. How do you pick just one? And when someone asks you what you want for your birthday, you say like memorized lines, “Oh I can always use a new journal.” The part you don’t say is that all your journals are still empty cause they’re too pretty to write in, in case you have to cross something out and mess it up.

It’s like when Mom bought those clean unmarked school supplies every fall.office supply

But we writers have other types of friends too.

A favourite writing spot– a room all our own with just our creations for company and inspiration. Or a coffee shop, full of the silent buddies that we listen too and observe snitching samples of behaviour and conversation, amusing ourselves by working these things into our stories. It’s not spying when you’re a writer. It’s recycling useful tidbits.

And then there’s “The Muse.” This one’s a bit of a fair-weather friend, not to be relied upon. But we all need our muse. Without him, there wouldn’t be a single book worth reading our there in the stratosphere.20141030_145223

This one is my muse. I bought him at the studio of Evelin Richter of “What?” He’s of the species  “Enigma” and has “Curios” as his facial features. Now, when I write he stares at me with all those letters as eyes and tries to infuse me with inspiration.

Hmmm. I see we still have some bonding to do, but the process has begun. My new buddy ol’ pal. :)

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Words–Their Weft & Warp 32


Words. Unusual words. Forgotten words. Foreign words. And some whose authenticity one may question, but are fun anyway. In other words, not your average grade 4 spelling list. Enjoy!

Kalon
(n) Beauty that is more than skin deep

Vagary
(n) An unpredictable instance, a wandering journey; a whimsical, wild, or unusual idea, desire or action

Paralion
(n) One who lives by the sea