Posted in Link, Writing

28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead

I have a new infographic! 

Jack, from Custom Writing shared with me an infographic he made called 28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead.  It’s very much like a visual thesaurus!  It’s great to have a tool like that, for those times when you’re reaching for a better way to say something.

To see the infographic in its full size, be sure to click the link! 


28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead


Posted in Re-Blog, Writing

StoryHack Action & Adventure, Issue 1 by Bryce Beattie — Kickstarter

About this projectFinally, a literary journal you don’t have to be ashamed to be caught reading! I don’t have a problem with stories that make you think. I like thinking. Here’s the problem: I also like to have fun. Sometimes I just wish I could pick up a magazine and have every story in it be exciting and enjoyable.StoryHack Action & Adventure is that fun literary journal you and I have been waiting for. This campaign is to help launch issue #1.

Posted in What I'm Reading, Writing

Experts Say


The convenience and ubiquity of texting should make it easier to compose a message that reads like an actual sentence rather than as a secret code, right? Not so fast. A recent study reveals that many people see proper grammar and punctuation in text messaging as classic jerk behavior.

Experts Say That Periods in Text Messages Come Across as ‘Standoffish,’ ‘Insincere’ | PJ Media

*blink*  What?  Jerk behavior?  For using proper grammar?! 

Oh that makes me very unhappy!  Grammar nerds don’t want to be perceived as being jerks at all! 

Posted in Article, Writing

40 Words

I found this article a few weeks back.  It was fascinating really.  How many times have you ever said, “I wish I knew what to call this feeling … “?  Well, here are some words that might help.  I know going down the list, there were a few I identified with, especially this one:


n. the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place, as maladapted to your surroundings as a seal on a beach—lumbering, clumsy, easily distracted, huddled in the company of other misfits, unable to recognize the ambient roar of your intended habitat, in which you’d be fluidly, brilliantly, effortlessly at home.

I confess, if I could only have one word to describe my entire life, it would be that one.  Perhaps on my tombstone, I’ll have “No Longer Feeling Monachopsis!” engraved on it. 

In any case, I’m thinking I should add The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows to my InoReader

Enjoy!  And may you find a word of your very own.  Smile

Exulansis: when there’s not an actual word for what you’re trying to explain. We feel more than we have the language to articulate and express, which is in itself profoundly frustrating. People work through emotions by being able to identify them and use them as signals. A lot of the time, we’re left in the dark. Enter the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, the brainchild of writer John Koenig, who is here to give you words for the feelings you may not have even known you were having. Here are 40 of them:

40 Words For Emotions You’ve Felt, But Couldn’t Explain | Thought Catalog