Want know how to improve your writing?

Dig Deep.

Use ambiguous words.

Did you know the word “break” has 75 different meanings!

Would you like a quick link to help you discover ambiguous words? 

Well, you’re in for a treat. Because I’ve discovered a terrific website that has done most of the work for us. I know, I know we all use dictionary websites but this is totally different. Below is a link for hypernym, hyponym, and synonym of a word. And having all that info at your fingertips might just improve your story. 

Go check it out and let me know what you think.

Could knowing the 51 different ways to use the word “make” help your writing?

Had you ever thought about it before?

Do tell.

Ambiguous Words List By http://muse.dillfrog.com/lists/ambiguous

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Do you enjoy a little fun with words?

Then you might be a LEXOPHILE (LOVER OF WORDS.)

I love StumbleUpon. Never know what I’ll find when I push that orange button.

My latest find is LEXOPHILES (LOVERS OF WORDS.)

I smiled as I read through the list of puns and wordplay. Wish I were this imaginative. Of course, I’ve my husband and grandchildren to keep me in the pun game. They a never at a loss for a few.

Of the 46 listed, these are my 10 favorites.

  • #4. A backward poet writes inverse.
  • #13. You are stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it.
  • #17. A lot of money is tainted: ‘Taint yours, and ‘taint mine.
  • #21. The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison: a small medium at large.
  • #24. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.
  • 29. Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of de feet.
  • #32. She was only a whiskey-maker, but he loved her still.
  • #38. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
  •  #41. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
  •  #45. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

Do you enjoy playing with words? Making bad jokes and puns?

Have a favorite? Do share in the comments!

Which ones of the 46 made you smile?

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Write One Word – Sounds Easy

Picking up where I left off yesterday

Writing is hard.

But do you want to know what the hardest part is?

It’s writing.

I guess if it were easy, Pulitzer Prize winning books would line every shelf at Barns and Noble.  Yesterday I wasted an another day tweaking stuff. From updating profiles on about a dozen social sites, fixing a few snags on my blog, and running security updates on my laptop about the only writing I accomplished was updating passwords. There were no hot bodice ripping or bloody murder scenes to be had, nope all techno geek stuff.keyboard04-001

Geesh

But here’s the thing, when you get errors, electronic housekeeping is a must. If you want someone, anyone, to read your blog or book you must be visible. Part of all this cleaning is to Google a few sites, including yours. See what pops. Find out where your rank. Don’t become discouraged, become informed.

When was the last time you posted something to Reddit.com, researched delicious.com, checked out trends on Yahoo.com, set up a Google alert or ran or checked your SEO (search engine optimization) or SERP (search engine results page) ranking?

I know all this takes time away from writing that break-out novel but is necessary. So take a day or get someone to do all this for you and make sure all your hard work pays off.

If you write just to see your thoughts in print, to read to your pet… never mind.

After posting this, I’m gonna write a paragraph. A fiction paragraph.

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Well, I’m gonna try.

This afternoon I’m heading over to The Prompt  and use her word Cinderella  Prompt #59

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What about you?
What word will you use to prime your pump?
What are your writing challenges?
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your words are important