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Monday, July 18, 2016

Alternatives, Help, Being Thankful

Alternatives is a recurring post in which I give synonyms for an over used word. Click on the tab above for a "complete" list of over used words.




Today's word is:

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I haven't done one of these in a while, and I've skipped ahead in my long list of over used words to one I've been using a lot lately. What with my up and coming cover release in August and book release in October, I've asked for a lot of FAVORS from people, for which I'm deeply grateful! AND I'm still need of PLUGS. I could use a few more cover revelers and I definitely need more reviewers. My book, The Bowl and the Stone is a middle and not long, 25K or so. 
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Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.

advice, abet, abetment, accommodate, advance/advancement, advocate, aid, alleviate, ameliorate, amend, assist/assistance, attend (to)/attendance/attention, avail

back/backstop/ back up, backing, bail out, ballyhoo, balm, be of assistance, be of use,, befriend, benefaction, benefit/beneficence, better, bolster, boost, bootstrap, buck up, buttress

care/care for, champion, charity, cheer, comfort, contribute, cooperate/cooperation, corrective, counsel, cure

deliver, do a favor, do a service, do one’s part, doctor

ease, embolden, encourage/encouragement, endorse, expedite

facilitate/facilitation, favor, forward/forwarding, foster, further/furtherance/furthering

give a leg up, give care, give/lend a hand, go to bat for, go with, guide/guidance

hand, hand holding, hasten, heal, hearten, helping hand, hype

improve, intercede

kindness

launch, leg up, lend a hand, lift

maintain/maintenance, meliorate, mentor/mentoring, minister to, mitigate, mollify

nourishment, nurture/nurturance/nurturing

oblige, open doors

palliate/palliation, patronage/patronize, philanthropy, plug, promote/promotion, prop up, push

rally round, reinforce, relief, relieve, remedy, rescue, restore, revive, root for

sanction, save, second, see (to)/see through, serve/service, sponsor/sponsorship, stand by
stand one a good stead, stick up for, stimulate, stump for, subserve, succor, support, sustain/sustenance

take under one’s wing, treat

upgrade, uphold, use, utility

And here, for your listening enjoyment is a 1968 cover of Help by Deep Purple. It's a version I rather like. Slowed down and psychedelic.



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Being Thankful


Today I'm thankful for YOU, my fellow BLOGGERS! 
Without your love I'd be nowhere at all. (Thank you Bob Dylan)
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What are you thankful for? Is help a word you over use? Got a favorite replacement? Can you LEND A HAND with a cover reveal or review? 

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the suggestions for "help". I use it in my nonfiction writing a lot. And I'm thankful for all my blogger friends too.

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  2. That's a blast from the past!
    Great list of words for help.

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    1. When I think of how old I was when it came out... :)

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  3. Book launches are soooooo hard! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Libby. I've got a lot of HELP!

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  4. Wow, that's an amazing list of different ways of saying 'help' - I wouldn't have been able to come up with half of them!

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    1. I didn't come up with them, I researched!

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  5. We always ask for favors when a book comes out. The great thing is, our fellow authors and bloggers are always willing to help. :)

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  6. Please sign me up to help out with your release! I'm absolutely happy to help out :)

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    1. Thanks, Meradeth! I get in touch with you.

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  7. Hi Bish - wonderful selection of 'Help' by Deep Purple ... so often we use the same word don't we ... looks like people are coming to your side and offering that magic hand of friendship ... all the best - cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, the magic hand of friendship. It's a beautiful thing.

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  9. A bit of inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Deep Purple did a lot of cover songs in their own unique way ("Hush," "Kentucky Woman," etc.). Thanks for sharing this one.

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  11. We are moving very soon, and today a wonderful housekeeper and her daughter & nephew came and helped. Honestly we truly needed their help. Thank you so much!

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    1. Help is a wonderful thing, particularly when it arrives on time!

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  12. "Thank you for the help." Is reward. Indeed.

    I am thankful for my daughter Marcia.

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  13. Dependent on the timing, I might be able to do a review. I'm pretty slammed on everything right now, but shoot me an email about your deadlines and I'll see what I can do.

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  14. Great post, Bish. I'm looking forward to 'helping' out in October. Exciting times. Have a great week and enjoy the journey. There'll be bucket loads of help just for you :)

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  15. Awesome post. What goes around comes around and help always does come back!

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  16. Cool cover. I love my fellow bloggers for helping me out. I'm always willing to help in return.

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