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Not necessarily in this order, but something close to it. I had to reinstall my apps last month, so I lost the order. If I kept up with this more regularly, it wouldn't be a problem. :)

Pent up by Damon Suede
No Time for Secrets by Liz Borino
A Breath of Snow and Ash by Diana Gabaldon (audio)
Part & Parcel: A Sidewinder Story by Abigail Roux
The Princess on the Rock by Mantissa Etherbright
Boystown by Marshall Thorton (audio)
Betrothed: A Faery Tale by Therese Woodson
The Fellowship of the Ring (LOTR 1) by J.R.R. Tolkien (audio)
Ugly by Margaret McHeyzer
Captive Prince Bk1 by C.S. Pacat
In Front of God and Everyone by Nealy Wagner
Bad Idea by Damon Suede (audio)
Kingdom Collection: Book 1-3 by Marie Hall
Measure of Devotion Trilogy by Caethes Faron
The Darknes Flame (Roadmap to Your Heart Bk 1) by Christina Lee
The Deepest Blue (Roadmap to Your Heart Bk 2) by Christina Lee
Love Lessons (Love Lessons Bk1) by Heidi Cullinan (audio)
Stealing the Wind (Mermen of Ea Bk 1) by Shira Anthony
Into the Wind (Mermen of Ea Bk 2) by Shira Anthony
Fever Pitch (Love Lessons Bk2) by Heidi Cullinan (audio)
Lonely Hearts (Love Lessons) by Heidi Cullinan
Captive Prince Bk2 by C.S. Pacat
Hell & High Water (Thirds Bk 1) by Charlie Cochet (audio)
Blood & Thunder (Thirds Bk 2) by Charlie Cochet (audio)
Rack & Ruin (Thirds Bk 3) by Charlie Cochet (audio)
Rise and Fall (Thirds Bk 4) by Charlie Cochet (audio)
Against the Grain (Thirds Bk 5) by Charlie Cochet (audio)
Catch a Tiger by the Tail (Thirds Bk 6) by Charlie Cochet
In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish
An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon (audio)
Out of Nowhere (Middle of Somewhere Bk 2) by Roan Parrish
Moldgasm by H. Cogito Epsilon
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (audio)
Playing with Fire (Glasgow Lads Bk 3) by Avery Cockburn
All Kinds of Tied Down by Mary Calmes (audio)
August Ice by Dev Betham
Fit to be Tied by Mary Calmes (audio)
Young Marian A Viper in the Woods (Young Marian Bk1) by Mandy Webster
A Companion to Wolves (Iskryne Bk1) by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette
Moldgasm by H. Cogito Epsilon
Lonely Hearts (Love Lessons Bk3) by Heidi Cullinan (audio)
Young Marian Echos in the Echoes in the Cavern (Young Marian Bk2) by Mandy Webster
A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Bk1) by Laurell K. Hamilton (audio)
The Starving Years by Jordan Castillo Price
A Caress of Twilight (MerryBk2) by Laurell K. Hamilton (audio)
The Mermaid Murders (Art of Murder1) by Josh Lanyon
The Return of The King (LoTR Bk3) by J. R. R. Tolkien (audio)
The Tempering of Man (Iskryne Bk2) by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette
Winter Kill by Josh Lanyon
Seduced by Moonlight (MerryBk3) by Laurell K. Hamilton (audio)
Fair Game (All’s Fair bk1) by Josh Lanyon
Fair Play (All’s Fair bk2) by Josh Lanyon
A Stroke of Midnight (MerryBk4) by Laurell K. Hamilton (audio)
An Apprentice to Elves (Iskryne Bk3) by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette
Captive Prince Bk3 by C.S. Pacat
Mistral’s Kiss(MerryBk5) by Laurell K. Hamilton (audio)
If the Seas Catch Fire by L.A. Witt
UnPrison by Yamila Abraham
To The Other Side (Terra bk1) by S.J. Frost
Knight of Fire (Terra bk2) by S.J. Frost
A Like of Frost (MerryBk6) by Laurell K. Hamilton (audio)
Song of Souls (Terra bk3) by S.J. Frost
The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon (audio)
Guardian by Sierra Riley
Swallowing Darkness (MerryBk7) by Laurell K. Hamilton (audio)
Sutphin Boulevard (Five Burroughs bk1) by Santino Hassell
Divine Misdemeanors (MerryBk8) by Laurell K. Hamilton (audio)
Sunset Park (Five Burroughs bk2) by Santino Hassell
A Shiver of Light (MerryBk9) by Laurell K. Hamilton (audio)
King Arthur: History and Legend by The Great Courses (audio)
First and First (Five Burroughs bk3) by Santino Hassell
Dirty Heart by Rhys Ford (audio)
Short Stay (Love Lessons 3.5) by Heidi Cullinan
Sailing Deep (Para bk1) by Noah Harris (audio/bad)
After Midnight by Santino Hassell

The River Rises on Fanny’s… by Sanguinity Hematode
Stygian by Santino Hassell
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass (audio)
The Art of Conflict Management by The Great Courses (audio)
Get it Done by Sam Bennett (audio)
Building Great Sentences by The Great Courses (audio)
The Terror of History: Mystics, Herretics and Witches in the Wester Tradition by The Great Courses

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Life is a path that you travel, it isn't about the end results it's about how you get there and what you do along the way.

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Word Choice

Tue Aug 16, 2016, 7:38 AM


As a writer, word choice is very important. You are the artist of your story, that doesn't just mean characters, sentences, good grammar, interesting conversation for funny anecdotes. The words that you choose to use are like the colors that an artist chooses to color a canvas and as such an element that we must be aware of.

As an avid reader, a playing writer and an artist of many materials, the choice must always be considered. No, you don't have to sit there and agonize over every word, but after the fact it can be helpful to wonder, 'Why that word to describe x or z?'

For example, one of the words that has been jumping off the page at me of late, in a variety of different words is 'wound'. Don’t get me wrong, ‘wound’ can be a lovely word. The festering wound would be the end of him. A shallow wound blossomed across her forearm, as her opponent spun away. The girl screamed, as he pressed his shirt down to staunch the mother’s gaping wound. However, it should not be used as a catch all word for every: scratch, sore, scrape, gash, cut, abrasion, bruise, laceration, puncture, mutilation or sprain. There are a lot of great words that can be applied to various forms of physical or even emotional harm. Not all injuries are the same, a scratch or scrape is typically less severe than a 'wound'. When one word is used as a catch all for every physical malady, there is no differentiation in the levels of severity.

Thus, choosing effective and realistic words can be extremely important to your reader and to your characters. They most likely wouldn’t and shouldn’t, react the same for a minor abrasion—baring some reasons—as they would for a life threatening wound. The words that you choose to use when describing things will alter the way your reader perceives your word and its reality.

Keep the thought in the back of your mind and track word usage. If a certain descriptive word appears often; perhaps, consider replacing them with something else.



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Arkeoklept Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for watching me. I hope you will like what you see. :)
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krazysidhe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're most welcome. I enjoyed going through your gallery and look forward to seeing more. :)
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yamad-a Featured By Owner May 28, 2016   Filmographer

Thank you so much for faves+ <3
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krazysidhe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're most welcome.
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AlexaWayne Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for adding my art to your collection.
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krazysidhe Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're most welcome. :)
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nei38 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Hi Jay! Thank you very much for the fav! i'm really glad that you like my work :hug:
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krazysidhe Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, thank you for the viewing pleasure. :)
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DashingTonyLima Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very very very much for the fave Jay! Joker 
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krazysidhe Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, thank you for feeding my imagination. :)
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