The Astonishing Realm of Expressions (also known as The Wonderful World of Words)

Crackin' The WIP

D.M. Gutierrez is on a much needed and long overdue vacation this week. She asked Lee Bradbury to guest blog for her today.

By Lee Bradbury

One of my favorite quotes about writing is attributed to Anton Chekhov. He said, “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

This won’t be another post about “Show. Don’t tell.” I promise. This is more about the Wonderful World of Words.

When I was a child, I had a small spiral bound notebook that I used to carry with me everywhere. In it I’d scribble down favorite words. I’d hear or read a word that fascinated or enchanted me and I’d jot it into the notebook and then later I’d go home and look up the meaning. It was my way of having the word with me always and never forgetting it.

For example, I…

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