Favorite Word – 1 August 2020

I do not care to be around people who are truculent. I would imagine most of us feel that way.

I really would like to hear some of your favorite words! There’s a good chance I’ll add them to my list for future posts, unless I’ve already posted them.

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


I don’t try to be bombastic, but do have a decent vocabulary and do 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 – 25 July 2020

Any guesses as to the meaning of this week’s word? It has nothing to do with being against using podiums (which, as a kid, was my first thought).

antipodal

I really would like to hear some of your favorite words! There’s a good chance I’ll add them to my list for future posts, unless I’ve already posted them.

😎

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


I don’t try to be bombastic, but do have a decent vocabulary and do 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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Deuces Wild book three – more than halfway done!

The as-yet unnamed Deuces Wild book three is officially past the halfway mark at 41983 / 80000 words.

Of course this is assuming 80k words as the final count.

BUT! It’s a milestone and I’m just a bit pleased with myself. Lots of things are going on In Real Lifeβ„’ that have battered my brain and heart to pieces, and yet somehow, I’m managing to write.

I think that’s good.

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And, don’t forget, book one, Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck, is on sale through Smashwords for 75% off through July!

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So proud my buttons want to bust!

In the last few years, with the generous help the Kent County Public Library, which hosts the support group, I have had the honor of being a mentor for young writers.

Unfortunately, due to COVID, the library has had to suspend our meetings for the time being. But my kids aren’t daunted, they are still writing!

This morning I received an email from one of the brilliant young people in the group to tell me she has finished the novel she was working on. It is 77k words, and she wanted advice on how to edit. This lovely, intelligent young lady has finished a 77k novel and if my memory serves me correctly, she’s only thirteen. THIRTEEN!

I cannot wait until we resume meeting – I miss all my kids, but I need to give this girl a HUG!!!

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Favorite Word – 18 July 2020

This week’s word is lovely and very old. Its roots can be traced back through French to Latin.

benison

And I’m going to give you two-fer by sharing another word that also traces its roots back through French to Latin. (I learned this word first when I read Hamlet.)

orison

Can you guess why I’m giving the two-fer?

I really would like to hear some of your favorite words! There’s a good chance I’ll add them to my list for future posts, unless I’ve already posted them.

😎

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


If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious if there’s vocabulary in there that might be new to you, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

😎

Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck – on sale through July!

Yes, I posted about another book I have on sale, but who says we can’t have more than one?

Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck is also on sale at Smashwords through the end of July, this one for 75% off!

With gangsters hot on their heels, a bereaved cowboy and cynical space pirate are forced to work together for their own survival.

It’s a fun space opera story. If you don’t believe me:

“In DEUCES WILD, L. S. King gives us a fast-moving adventure, told with wit and grace, and more than a dose of humor.”
Mike Resnick, award-winning SF author

Get this one while it’s hot!

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Unlikely Prophet – half price through July!

Unlikely Prophet, the prequel to my Sword’s Edge Chronicles series is on sale, only at Smashwords.

The planet is dying.
Security Chief Avadhron has lost hope.

Forced to retreat to domes to escape the toxic atmosphere, and with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions threatening their lives, his people live in fear and anger. Avadhron struggles to keep order despite his own despair.

A long-dormant portal activatesβ€”
An alien arrives.

Avadhron doesn’t trust this alien or his altruistic offers of help, but the imminent destruction of his planet forces him to back the plan to move his people through the portal to a new world.

What dangers await on the new planet? Can they move an entire population before their world destroys itself?

I truly think you’ll love this breathtaking science fiction adventure!

Give it a go!

And if you do like it, please spread the word!

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Favorite Word – 11 July 2020

Being a writer, my job is to limn, according to at least one definition of the word.

Come one – share some of your favorite words! Perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

😎

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


If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious if there’s vocabulary in there that might be new to you, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

😎

Favorite Word – 4 July 2020

Considering that in the US at least, this weekend folks are going to enjoy (or for some, not enjoy) lots of loud noises, I thought this word was appropriate:

cacophony

Come one – share some of your favorite words! Perhaps I’ll add them to my list for future posts or maybe I’ve already posted them.

😎

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


If you haven’t yet read any of my books and are curious if there’s vocabulary in there that might be new to you, check out either of my series:

Deuces Wild (space opera)

The Sword’s Edge Chronicles (epic science fantasy)

😎