Monday, May 5, 2014
Words I use often.
There are words, when I write my reviews, that I notice I use fairly frequently: words like beautiful, thrilling, captivating, swept up/in, pace, exquisite, lovely. These words are, apparently, staple words for my blogging, because, as it would be, I do not use these words very often in my day to day life. Hardly any of them appear in my mouth, forming part of a conversation out in the open air, and yet these words full my mind and are the words I write- not just words here, either, because they are in my stories, too.
They're all good words, sure, and to be using them is hardly an awful thing, but I've noticed that they are making a regular appearance and think it could be useful to try some re-wording, because, similarly, I have words that I use in my everyday existence that I hear appearing far too frequently, and, thanks to a couple of skype vows I am no longer using "cool", and "yeah" is on it's way out, too. These are words I would use to fill in silence and I know I can do more for my responses.
I could say exhilarating instead of thrilling. Devastating instead of sorrowful and gorgeous instead of beautiful. Sweet or kind or very charming instead of lovely.
Affirmative instead of yeah.
Words are abundant and, particularly in these last few draft and edit filled years, I've been noticing as if for the first time the true, excruciating beauty they contain. Words like differentiate could send me to my knees.
Frequently makes my mind feel glorious.
I don't want to overuse them, but I think it would be awful if I underused or ignored words I felt so passionately about, or just stuck with the same ones because I have for so long already.
Posted by Romi at 11:50 AM