Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.
affirmed, apparent, asserted, assumed, averred,
declared, described, designated, doubtful, dubious
presumed, presupposed, pretended, professed, purported, putative,
so-called, stated, supposed, suspect, suspicious
unprovedIn which we play with a single word and turn it into, what else, titles! Afterwards the object is to pick one of them and write a little something.
It was Ray Bradbury, in his book ZEN IN THE ART OF WRITING, who taught me about making lists of words and turning them into titles. If you haven't read it I highly recommend it.
For no particular reason today's word is:
Actually there is a reason why today's word is button, and it's not because I happen to like buttons and have written an article about them. No, it because the other day in a conversation with my hubby he blurted out a great title for a story. Which was:
Death of a Former Button Pusher
Button, Button, I Know Who Has the Button
The Button that Saved the World
Buttons: More Than Just Closures
Buttons in History
Belly Button Billy
I'll Be Your Button if You'll Be My Button Hole
Do any of these strike your fancy? The article I wrote was called Buttons in History. You'd be surprised at the roll they've played...
Since this post seems to be about words, here's a tip from Angela and Becca of Writers Helping Writers fame. They are getting ready to launch a new writerly tool at One Stop for Writes. Today's tips is, what else, a short list of OVER USED WORDS!
Today I'm thankful for books. Cicero wrote: A room without books is like a body without a soul.
The to-be-read stack.
Part of my collection of fairy tales and myths.
Books on writing and words.
Part of my hubby's scifi collection.
Classics and poetry.