34 Writing Terms For Serious Writers

A list of words and explanations! Fun for everyone. 🙂

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. It’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 I’d share the best of them with you.

It’s well worth checking out the original article for the full list, especially since they’ve got more useful writing posts in their menu.


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

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 responses to “34 Writing Terms For Serious Writers”

  1. Thanks for the reblog, Rachael! I’d forgotten the literary meaning of apostrophe myself. And it seems like I always have to look up inductive vs. deductive reasoning. 🙂

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    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! 🙂 Thanks for putting it together. I’ll have happy to have it available to pull up when I need it.


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