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Friday, August 28, 2009

Words I Love. A Lot.

There are words I love. And phrases I adore.

Lackadaisical and phantasmagoric are two of the best words in the English language. Some of you may quibble (another great word!) with phantasmagoric actually being a word, but I've seen it used in print and speech before so it counts. Maybe not on Scrabble, but since I'm not writing a Scrabble dictionary I'm okay with that.

After editing 415 pages of my WIP I've discovered that there are a few other words and phrases I wasn't aware that I liked. But I've used them enough that I must really like them!

Debacle. I think I used the word four times in 100 pages. Fortunately, there are plenty of synonyms for it- ruckus, catastrophe, havoc, and so on. Easy edit.

I also wrote, "He'd be lying if..." or "She'd be lying not to admit" more times than I care to recount.

Is there anything you find yourself writing over and over? And over again?