Authority in Language; Authority in Speech

Authority in Language; Authority in Speech

Do you have authority in your language when you speak and write? Want to know how… well, follow me 😉 https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com Authority in language begins from vocabulary selections. For instance, strong verbs. Authority in language derives...
The most honest opening line of a memoir –

The most honest opening line of a memoir –

Shh-h, be quiet. My husband is writing a memoir. ‘Tis true. It’s a sort of introduction of ‘who I am’ to his men’s group. At church. Therefore, he’s not apt to use the meme quote… Ya think?! But, wouldn’t it be the best...
Language is Everything

Language is Everything

Language is Beauty – words, rhythm, turns of phrase. Language is deathless – once written, it can be seen forever, uncensored like thoughts and spoken words. Language has a beat and singers sing to it, drummers drum to it, audiences enjoy it. Few other critters in...
Language has Power and that’s Why I Write

Language has Power and that’s Why I Write

The inciting question: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power… when my little sister’s first words were, “Patty did it.” Thus, we have why I write:   Because I’m compelled by blood. I honor my heredity: my...
Word Climbing: is it better than dumbing words down?

Word Climbing: is it better than dumbing words down?

Do you recall a requisite of fourth grade English, the one to build a list of dead words to never use? My teacher, Mrs. Johnson, a svelte, distinguished woman who always wore black, instilled the notion in me. Very posh for small town Indiana, she was the wife of the...