Words have always fascinated and entranced me. I guess that’s why I wanted to be a writer when I was a kid, and after years spent doing other things, I finally became one — and love it.
Getting paid to play with words all day is my idea of fun.
I love the fact that the nuances between words can change the meaning of what you write — or say — subtly or dramatically.
It’s interesting that some words are fun to say. For example, these words just roll off the tongue:
And some words are downright silly. Some examples are:
1) Spork (in this case, both the word and the concept make me giggle)
2) Boondoggle (see my complete list of silly words)
Words are fun to play with, too: Scrabble, find-a-word puzzles, the game where you break up one word into as many smaller words as you can….
And it’s hard to beat time spent reading a good book.
Then there’s the spoken word… Haven’t we all been spellbound by moving words in a movie or a speech?
Or felt pain or love as a result of someone’s words?
Isn’t is amazing that words can lift people up and bring them down?
And they can also be compelling or mind-numbingly dull.
The power of words is astonishing!