Okay, so yesterday we discussed a new word notebook. If you have it, use a spiral with dividers in it. Start a new section today, or a new file in your word processor, titled Names. Everytime you hear a name you like, or that strikes your fancy, put it in your notebook. Just names. We will talk later about character traits.
So, now you have two files started. One for new words and one for interesting names. Remember, do this in whatever way works best for you. Organizational skills are a must for a writer.
Keep on writing!
Today’s writing tip is all about vocabulary! A good vocabulary base is very helpful in writing. Everyday, look up a new word in your dictionary that you don’t know. Memorize it and it’s definition. Use it in a sentence. Or two or three sentences. Write it down in a notebook or put it in a document file labeled, Vocabulary Words. Soon you will have a wealth of new words to pull from when your muse is out of town!
Convince yourself that you are working in clay not marble, on paper not
eternal bronze; let that first sentence be as stupid as it wishes. No
one will rush out and print it as it stands. Just put it down; then
Jacques Barzun, historian and essayist
So, we just returned from today’s dance lesson. I still have the count stuck in my head…1, 2, cha, cha, cha! It was a lot of fun. It remains to be seen whether I remember the steps! We will see at next Friday’s lesson!
My hubby and I are off to our second ballroom dance lesson. Last week went pretty well. He only stepped on me once and I only kicked him once. Not to bad for our first lesson! We will see if we remember any of the steps we learned last week!