Monthly Archives: March 2011

Guest Post by author Kat Duncan: The Root of all Emotions: Fear

The Root of All Emotions: Fear Dwight Swain and Jack Bickham both wrote that authors need to give the reader “something to worry about”. People read for feeling and that doesn’t mean it needs to be sappy, but it does … Continue reading

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Words Matter Week 2011 challenge: day 5

Words, like moths, are captured by writers who pin them to the page in various forms. What writer’s work most deftly captivates you? Why? O’Henry. I started reading O’Henry as a young teen. I thought I had a pretty good … Continue reading

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Words matter week 2011 challenge: day 4

Thursday, March 10 Words can be mangled, misused, or misunderstood. What is your funniest example of mangling, misuse, or misunderstanding? Due to not enough coffee, I can’t think of anything … But, if you want to mangle, here is a … Continue reading

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Words Matter Week 2011: day 3

Today’s topic: What is your favorite quote about words? Why? Here’s one: 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 And here’s … Continue reading

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Words matter 2011 challenge -day 2

Words can change history. What speech or document do you believe to be most important. Why? Note: I speak only for myself, as an American. No judgement implied on important speeches and documents of other cultures. But while I can’t … Continue reading

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Words Matter 2011 challenge — day 1

Is there a word that has changed, or could change your life? What is it, and what difference would it make? When i thought about this, somehow I focused on finding a word, or learning about a word, that changed … Continue reading

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Meet Author Jennifer Wylie

Jennifer Wylie was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. In a cosmic twist of fate she dislikes the snow and cold. Before settling down to raise a family, she attained a BA from Queens University and worked in retail and … Continue reading

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