A short list of long words

Apophenia: the tendency to mentally relate a series of potentially unrelated ideas. When someone employs apophenia, they seem to be bouncing randomly from one subject to the next, making connections between things though the connections are questionable. Extrasensory: not related to the five common senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell). A person could develop an …

OK is not okay.

Since man lived in a cave the arguments over words have been enduring. If you’ve ever had an argument about words, you know how ludicrous the battles can be. However, if you haven’t, then you might be surprised at how many ways people can argue about words. The word okay, for example, has shown up …

We Call Louder

Sometimes they don’t answer. We call a few times. Then we call louder. We know they’re out there. We know it’s important that they eat the meal we’ve prepared for them, so we keep calling. Watch for the signs, you’ll know they’re there too. Birds suddenly abandoning a perfectly good tree is one sign. Branches …

New Novel

I finished another novel. When writers say they’ve finished a novel, they don’t mean finished. If you didn’t know, there are all these next steps after a novel is finished. There’s alpha reading, editing, revision, beta reading, more revision, proofreading, even writing the ever-dreaded blurb (that paragraph usually found on the back of a book …

Music Mood

Bob Dylan probably didn’t know this when he was writing music, but listening to music can enhance the writing experience. Many writers claim they can have no distractions in the vicinity when they write. Some admit they start to write the lyrics of the song they’re listening to, so they can’t listen to anything. Others …