Category Archives: Language

WHEN YOUR BRAIN GETS IN YOUR WAY

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Now we come to the third and most difficult part of an idea’s journey to becoming a first draft story, and that is the brain.  That’s right.  The very thing responsible for making us capable of placing words next to … Continue reading

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“RARE ROAST CHICKEN CAT JONESING FOR A GROOVY NEW CRASH PAD” … OR WHY WORD CHOICE IS SO IMPORTANT

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Today’s photo shoot for the new blog header had to be rescheduled as I was helping my mom with yard work. 🙂  So I thought this would be a good time to share with you the best ad copy I’ve … Continue reading

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OMG! YER KIDDING ME, RITE?

I wonder if there’s a census somewhere that has determined what percentage of our population is hypereccentric*.  Even though we say we wouldn’t be, I think we would be really, really surprised. Still, you gotta give it up for people … Continue reading

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HAPPY LEI DAY!

According to Wikipedia.org, “Lei is a Hawaiian word for a garland or wreath. More loosely defined, a lei is any series of objects strung together with the intent to be worn. The most popular concept of a lei in Hawaiian … Continue reading

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READING BETWEEN THE LINES

I love language, and I had a ton of fun looking up American idioms for a short story I wrote today.  I found myself giggling in Starbucks with people around me wondering what I had up my sleeve.  It’s no … Continue reading

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