Saturday, April 6, 2013


Well, it's the end of week one and I am way behind on comments. Thanks to all who have stopped by. I promise, I will get around to your blogs.

And now without further adieu today's weird word is Fustian: pretentious writing or speech

I'm old school. I love the writing's of Thoreau and Gibran. There words are not fustian. I love how Thoreau speaks through the words he wrote or how Gibran gives a sense of love and honesty.

In today's writer's world, there are a lot of fustians. Writer's have somehow learned readers want more than the writer should give. I'm not saying it's not okay to be pretentious in your writing, but don't let the reader dictate how you write.

Friday, April 5, 2013

2013 A TO Z CHALLENGE #AtoZChallenge-E

Drum roll please....

The weird writing word today is Esquivalience - A copyright or plagiarism trap.

As writer's we've probably all experienced esquivalience.  I can think of a lot of writer's who set plagiarism traps to catch another writer stealing their precious words.

I've had my stuff plagiarized. Does it bother me? Hell ya! Do I now set traps to catch a thief? You betcha!

I believe in esquivalience.  I think every writer should set traps. Our words are too precious.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

2013 A TO Z CHALLENGE #AtoZChallenge-D

It's day 4 of the 2013 #AtoZChallenge and it's time for the weird word of the day...

Today's word is diorthosis: a critical revision of a text; any correction or adjustment. This word is very crucial to us writers. My problem is diorthosis has become a writing crutch. I tend to revise my text as I write. I can't wait until the first draft is finished. I have the urge to critically revise after the first page.

What's your writing crutch?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

2013 A TO Z CHALLENGE #AtoZChallenge-C

And today's weird word is Capilotade - A story that's hashed together.

In keeping with my weird word writing theme, I find this word very fitting. I tend to write capilotades. When I sit down to write, my mind is filled with many ideas and stories. I'll write them down and find myself hashing several of them together. One character that should be in one story will jump into another story.

I think as writer's we tend to all write capilotades. It's our way of thinking. It's the only way to write.

Good luck with your capilotade!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

2013 A TO Z CHALLENGE #AtoZChallenge. B

Well, here we are at day 2 of the A to Z Challenge. I'm still trying to play catch up from yesterday. Thanks to all who stopped by, I promise I will get by.

Now, for today's weird word: Battologist - Someone who repeats the same thing needlessly.

Being a writer, this is one of my bad habits. I really have to watch and pay attention to my wordage. Let's talk first drafts. When I sit down to read and revise, I see I'm a battologist. I have a tendency to use certain words over and over. I admit, I fall into the 'someone who repeats the same thing needlessly' trap when my words spill onto paper. Does that make me a bad writer? Maybe or maybe I'm just a battologist and didn't know it!

Are you a battologist or know someone who is?  Maybe writer's need a  Battologist Anonymous? I'll be the first to join!

Monday, April 1, 2013

2013 A TO Z CHALLENGE #AtoZChallenge. A

It's official! Today is April Fool's Day and the first day of the A-Z Challenge hosted by a group of great bloggers. I debated about whether I wanted to stick with a theme or just write willy-nilly. My blog has been empty since December and I really almost thought about deleting it. The A-Z Challenge actually gives me an excuse to get off my duff and write! So, I've decided on a themed challenge. Without further adieu my theme is 'weird words'. From A-Z I'll write about weird words nobody ever uses. And since I'm a writer, I will try to use words withing a writing frame.
Today's word is Autophoby - The fear of referring to yourself. The fear of using the pronouns "I" or "Me."

Most writer's write in third person, except me. I love to write in first person. I'm not sure why I prefer that style of writing, but I am most comfortable with 1st person and suffer no autophony, which is really a bad habit. Writing in 1st person means a quick death for writer's. I've experienced it. I have a proclivity of using too many personal pronouns(i.e.I) 

I am, I saw, I was, I did...

I guess I can't be accused of autophoby. I am a first person writer. I salute all the writer's out there who have autophoby. 

Be sure to stop by tomorrow and see what weird word I've chosen for day two. Also, stop by and read the A-Z Challenges of many great bloggers.

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