What are you drinking this morning. The other day my barista made me a sample of a peppermint patty hot chocolate. It was delicious not as strong as a peppermint hot chocolate from Starbucks. I think I will have another!
I was reading Heartbound by P.I. Alltraine. It made me think of word economy something that I haven’t thought of since my poetry days. In poetry, you are limited in the words you can use so every word counts. When you take that skill and apply it to a novel you come up with a great lexicon. I like how this author’s bio talks about her strong background in poetry. I like to think writers that spend time with poetry have a more eloquent way with words.
Overall, I think authors could use more vocabulary in their arsenal. I think word diversity is really important. I think an excellent book is one that has you reaching for a dictionary. Kindle has made it even easier you just have to highlight the word and it gives you a definition. In the word’s of Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
If we are voracious readers we should have an expansive vocabulary.
What do you think?