Category Archives: Word and Phrase lists

Get Your Spooky On With A Cauldron Of Creepy Words

Hey Everyone. On October of  2015 I published the blog below for those of us who love word lists and phrases and especially Halloween. I figured it was a safe bet that many of you haven’t seen this so here … Continue reading

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Catching Up With A Few Funnies In English Language

Hey Everyone. Yeah it’s been since Christmas since I posted and I’m sorry for that. All, I can say is that it was quite a winter at my house. That’s why I decided a few chuckles were in order. So … Continue reading

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Sexy Writing Phrases For In And Out Of The Bedroom

Many of my writing buddies hate writing love scenes. I have to admit that they aren’t one of my favorite things to write either. I rewrite them more than any other scenes in my books. It’s not the idea of … Continue reading

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Fashion Terms New And Old

While I once blogged a part of this blog elsewhere, I’ve added a bonus to this one by listing terms old and new for all sorts of clothing like coats, pants, hats, shoes, skirts etc. This makes for a lot … Continue reading

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Day, Night and In Between – Descriptions For Time of Day

Yeah, writers could just tell readers what time of day it is and sometimes it’s more expedient. But! It “is” telling and one of the first rules of writing is “show” don’t tell. When it comes to time of the … Continue reading

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Character Action Verbs and Body Language

 I figured it was about time I offer another meaty blog. Here’s a whopper listing character action verbs and body language verbs. Body language and plain old action verbs are often interchangeable depending on their setting.  Example: A character’s body … Continue reading

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Word Humor With Paraprosdokians

A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence is unexpected and often very humorous. They make great one-liners. I received these examples of paraprodokians  in my e-mail today. I’d love to give credit … Continue reading

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Facial Expressions – Word And Phrase Descriptions

One List that I have never blogged is my Facial Expression List. The reason for this is because some of these words and phrases are included on other lists like Let’s Get Mouthy, Nose Features, Eye Descriptions etc. Recently, however, … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Mouthy – Word and Phrase Descriptions For The Mouth

The mouth is … well, mouthy!  Its descriptions show/tell a lot about the character.  The mouth plays a part in not only physical appearance but also a character’s facial expressions which of convey emotions. Heck, even how a character uses … Continue reading

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Nose Features – Descriptions, Definitions and Body Language

As some of you know I keep descriptive lists that I use for brainstorming. The following list is one about the nose. You’ll notice that I did not include smell, also a feature of the nose, but that’s a much … Continue reading

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