Month: May 2014

Put in a Good Word for Me

I enjoy rare words.  Here are a few that strike me as pretty or that might be of general interest, followed by a discussion of the pros and cons of using obscure words in prose: Accismus: the act of feigning disinterest in something while actually desiring it Autolatrist: self-worshipper Banausic: related to or concerned with…

More on how to use Spanish in your novels

Continuing with Spanish terms, cultural notes, grammatical curiosities and examples that writers can use to add some spice to their novels.  DEFINITIONS AND EXPRESSIONS te amo [action/v.] – I love you. There are many expressions in Spanish to say I love you – much Latin fire. Te amo denotes tenderness. It’s used for love within…