Favorite Word – 19 June 2021

I cannot remember when or how I learned this word (however, it does sort of match my memory LOL). And I don’t think I’ve (yet) used it in my writing, but who knows?

farrago

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(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. πŸ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, and wasn’t ashamed that I read whatever I wanted (even if it was “above my grade level” 😲). So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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Favorite Word – 12 June 2021

A day late, but to make up for it, let’s have some fun! How about a three-fer?

Here is this week’s word:

ascetic

Not to be confused with aceticΒ or aesthetic.

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(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. πŸ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, and wasn’t ashamed that I read whatever I wanted (even if it was “above my grade level” 😲). So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

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New Review of the Sword’s Edge omnibus!

Another reader who specifically mentions Pernβ€”and also Stargateβ€”in her review of the Sword’s Edge omnibus. πŸ™‚

Delightful blend of fantasy and sci-fi

I thoroughly enjoyed these books, and was super glad I picked up the omnibus version with three books in one, since I wound up binging the whole thing in one weekend. While the story has you invested in current events, it dips teasingly into the mysterious history and has you wondering and guessing about what went on long ago. The characters all have distinct personalities and growth arcs, and they are easy to care about. Each book’s ending feels a bit abrupt and something of a tease, but the ones that follow pick up right where the previous books left off. I certainly hope there will be more books to follow as I’ve gotten quite attached to several of the characters and want to read more of their story.

If you have enjoyed things like The Dragonriders of Pern or Stargate, I think you will love these books as well. There is nothing overly lewd or graphic, and the content is probably at a mild PG-13 level.

If that review piques your interest, you can buy the Sword’s Edge omnibus in many ebook formats.

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Favorite Word – 5 June 2021

This word is one I use on a regular basis. It makes me sad how often I have toΒ elucidate what elucidate means (especially since it’s usually easily understandable from context).

sigh

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. πŸ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, and wasn’t ashamed that I read whatever I wanted (even if it was “above my grade level” 😲). So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

😎

Favorite Word – 29 May 2021

This amazing word I learned from Prof. Tolkien. Not surprising, from either the viewpoint that he was a great scholar or that I love his work.

adumbrated

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. πŸ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, and wasn’t ashamed that I read whatever I wanted (even if it was “above my grade level” 😲). So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

😎

Favorite Word – 22 May 2021

I tell ya, I can no longer hide the fact I’m getting senescent.

I don’t feel like it inside, but my body is way past letting me deny it and so is the mirror.

*sigh*

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. πŸ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, and wasn’t ashamed that I read whatever I wanted (even if it was “above my grade level” 😲). So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

😎

Favorite Word – 15 May 2021

A lovely word! Not much used these days (perhaps by some in the medical profession, but I can’t say), but I think with all that’s going on we could use something anodyne.

What do you think?

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. πŸ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, and wasn’t ashamed that I read whatever I wanted (even if it was “above my grade level” 😲). So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

😎

Favorite Word – 8 May 2021

A fun word, this. Most folks have seen this but not known the name for it. Very cool word, IMO!

triptych

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. πŸ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, and wasn’t ashamed that I read whatever I wanted (even if it was “above my grade level” 😲). So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

😎

Favorite Word – 1 May 2021

Today’s word isn’t a “big” word. It’s only four letters. But many folks haven’t a clue what it is. I’ve used it in my writing and have had readers write me to ask what it means. I’m not sure why since looking up a word is so easy, but oh well:

dray

(Warning: if you are hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, you may wish to avoid these posts. πŸ˜‰)


I began reading at a young age, and wasn’t ashamed that I read whatever I wanted (even if it was “above my grade level” 😲). So it’s no surprise that my stories might have a few “big words.” I don’t consciously try to use bombastic vocabulary (by the way, I learned bombastic from a comic book, thankyouverymuch), but if a word fits the situation or conversation, I’ll use it.

If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious about the vocabulary therein, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

😎