What Makes a Memorable Word?

Words are tools of the trade for a writer and editor. How a sentence is constructed, how well the modifiers convey meaning, how an analogy captures the spirit of a character, or explains a complicated concept can make it easy or difficult for the reader to understand the document of interest. Over the years of reading novels and writing both for personal and professional reasons, I have developed a fondness for particular words. Below I highlight a few of the words most memorable to me.
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Use Words That You Understand

Getting What You Want from Your Science Writing Part VI

A friend of mine told me about an incident that happened during a speech crafting workshop for professionals. One of the members was given the task of selecting a word to introduce and define for the group. The other members of the group were supposed to incorporate that word into their conversation during the workshop. Continue reading “Use Words That You Understand”