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34 Writing Terms For Serious Writers

A list of words and explanations! Fun for everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cathleen Townsend

dictionary2Part of being a writer is expanding your knowledge of our craft. A better vocabulary about the technical aspects of writing can help you to become a more proficient wordsmith. Itโ€™s very difficult to speak intelligently about something if you lack the proper words.

I found these definitions via a tweet from Jenn Flynn-Shon (@jennshon), and I thought Iโ€™d share the best of them with you.

Itโ€™s well worth checking out the original article for the full list, especially since theyโ€™ve got more useful writing posts in their menu.

https://www.butte.edu/departments/cas/tipsheets/style_purpose_strategy/definitions.html

Alliteration: The repetition of the same sound in successive words, usually, but not necessarily, at the beginning of words: Blown buds of barren flowersโ€ฆ

Apostrophe: A figure of speech in which the absent is addressed as if present, the dead as if alive, or the inanimate and abstract as if animate and concrete: Come, Sleep; O Sleep!

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2 thoughts on “34 Writing Terms For Serious Writers”

    1. It’s nice to have quick go-to list for all those terms we know somewhere in the back of our minds but tend to confuse, mix up, for forget! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for putting it together. I’ll have happy to have it available to pull up when I need it.

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