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Shawn MacKenzie is a contributing author to Plum Tree Books and writes a weekly Editor’s Corner for us. This is about use of the Thesaurus and Dictionaries of every description. Many thanks Shawn.
The Precision of Words
“I do love perusing the dictionary to find how many words I don’t use – words that have specific, sharp, focused meaning.” … Geoffrey Rush
Today, as I was typing away at my keyboard (and deleting and typing anew), I began to think about our writer’s tools. The fact is, as a profession, writing is extremely light when it comes to essential implements. Pen and paper, they’re the basics. Of course, it’s the 21st century, and most of us have exchanged blank bond for a computer screen – to the eternal gratitude of many a pulpwood forest and their denizens. Much as I have come to rely on my…
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