Land Words

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Words are endlessly fascinating. Naming is so interesting and important. I read recently about a book by John McPhee, The Crofter and the Land. McPhee visited the Hebridean island of Colonsay where his family originated. He discovered that every beach, gully, cliff and rise of land has a name. On a tiny island of only 138 … Continue reading Land Words

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Words. Keep looking out for them. Collect them. List them. Value them. Stop worrying about WOW words and find the word that does the job. You know that nouns and verbs work hard for you. You have specialist knowledge -names of things you know well. Use them. So keep on gathering and listing. Don’t just … Continue reading Be specific