Favorite Word – 27 February 2021

I didn’t get this out Saturday when I was supposed to, and I’m using yesterday’s date for this post, so I don’t confuse myself when I get to next week. Just so you know. I do actually know today is Sunday, 28 February.Β  πŸ™‚

Anyway, today’s word is one that really fits what’s going on in the world. Sadly. Soooo many words are considered pejorative these days, and it seems sometimes new words are added to the list daily.

 

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


I’ve been accused of stuffing my stories with “big words.” I don’t try to, 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 – 20 February 2021

Here’s a fun word I don’t often come across:

sartorial

I don’t know if I could be accused of having good sartorial taste. I prefer jeans and t-shirts way too much!

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


I don’t try to stuff my stories with “big words” but if the word fits the situation or conversation, I’m not adverse to using one. 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 – 13 February 2021

One would think that after doing a Favorite Word each week for over a year and a half, I might have aΒ paucityΒ of words left. But you’d be wrong!

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


I don’t try to stuff my stories with “big words” but if the word fits the situation or conversation, I’m not adverse to using one. 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 – 6 February 2021

I would love for you to give me examples in SF of folks who are hirsute. Humans, aliens, crittersβ€”any and all of the above!

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


I won’t apologize for my love of words. And yes, I do enjoy sharing them. 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 – 30 January 2021

This is definitely a word most people do not hear every day and something I think most of us would want to avoid.

periclitate

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


I won’t apologize for my love of words. And yes, I do enjoy sharing them. 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 – 23 January 2021

It might be a bit unsurprising if one does not know this week’s word. I’ve only ever heard it used in legal documents. What about you? Familiar with it?

imprimis

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


I won’t apologize for my love of words. And yes, I do enjoy sharing them. 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 – 16 January 2021

I was a little bit of a coin collector as a kid, but I was never a philatelist.

What about you? Did you collect stamps? What hobbies did or do you have?

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


I won’t apologize for my love of words. And yes, I do enjoy sharing them. 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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It’s the new year and I’m off and writing!!!

I am officially starting the sequel to the prequel of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles!

No clue about the name. I do need to come up with a better working name for it. It almost sounds like the beginning of something like the vessel with the pestle…

Any ideas?

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Favorite Word – 26 December 2020

Ah, this week’s word is a one rarely heard anymore. I was thrilled when I heard it Gosford Park, said by Michael Gambon’s character. Are you familiar with the movie, and do you remember when Gambon’s character said this?

cretin

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


I won’t apologize for my love of words. And yes, I do enjoy sharing them. 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)

😎

Author Woes

In order to keep from creating a bunch of continuity errors, I am going to have to reread all three books of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles: Sword’s Edge, Children of the Enaisi, and Laws and Prophecies. And Unlikely Prophet as well and take copious notes.

Why, you ask? I’m starting the sequel to Unlikely Prophet, and also the next book in the Sword’s Edge Chronicles.

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