Amazing - incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger - enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry - mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed Answer - reply, respond, retort, acknowledge Ask - question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request, expect, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz Awful - dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant
When George Plimpton asked Ernest Hemingway what the best training for an aspiring writer would be in a 1954 interview , Hem replied, “Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult.
Previous iterations of the “25 Things” series: 25 Things Every Writer Should Know 25 Things You Should Know About Storytelling And now… Here you’ll find the many things I believe — at this moment!
Writing is a muscle.
I’ve edited a monthly magazine for more than six years, and it’s a job that’s come with more frustration than reward. If there’s one thing I am grateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has allowed endless time to hone my craft to Louis Skolnick levels of grammar geekery. As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro component in the larger picture; it lies somewhere in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an overrated quasi-irrelevancy in the creative process, perpetuated into importance primarily by bitter nerds who accumulate tweed jackets and crippling inferiority complexes.
by Naomi Rose Reprinted from Massage Magazine , Issue 104, Sept. – Oct. 2003 Most people don’t think of massage and writing as having anything to do with each other.
"D e a d" W o r d s Some words in the English language tend to be overused and therefore lose their power. These are called Dead Words.