|This image is a photo still from the classic film The Red Balloon.|
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Homographs are words that are spelled exactly the same but have different meanings.
Homophones are words that have the same pronounciation, but have different spelling and meanings.
Here are a few examples of homophones to get you started:
There, Their, They're; Sew, So, Sow; Oar, Or, Ore; Holey, Holy, Wholly; For, Fore, Four; Dew, Do, Due; Cite, Sight, Site; Buy, By, Bye; Aisle, I'll, Isle; Burough, Burrow, Burro.
Let's see how many different homonyms you can incorporate into your writing today. Pick any topic to get started and see where your muse takes you. Good Luck!
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Howdy, friends. Happy Sunday, and welcome to The Long Branch Saloon. This dilapidated, forgotten corner of the world is your setting for today’s fiction. And as an added challenge, there’s something very important that your main character is forgetting, as well…
What was it?
Oh…what was it?
And what does it mean to your story?
Just don’t forget to post here, after you’ve put pen to page.
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“Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” ~ Robert Frost quotes
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1. agroof (ah-GROOF) — to fall flat on your face
The word that means "to fall flat on the face" is commendable for its precision. I like the inclusion of "roof" for a word that means a "fall."2. louche (LOOSH) — of questionable taste or morality; decadent
The very sound of it conjures decadence.3. cusp (KUSP) 1. a point or pointed end. 2. a pointed or rounded projection on the chewing surface of a tooth; a triangular fold or flap of a heart valve. 3. a point at which a curve crosses itself and at which the two tangents to the curve coincide. 4. the point of intersection of two ornamental arcs or curves, such as the inner points of a trefoil. 5. either point of a crescent moon. 6. a transitional point or time, as between two astrological signs.
Just the sound...It is a great word
***Note: The above words came from a fab list of great words called Vocabula.
Friday, March 2, 2012
In life we've all been faced with choices that color where we stand today. Colorfully create a "stepping out," experience if you like or whatever this photo prompts in you... Happy Friday writing, smiles!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
From "Cool Hand Luke" - "What we've got here, is a failure to communicate!"
or from "A Few Good Men" - "You can't HANDLE the truth!"
or from "The Apartment" - "Shut up and deal!"
or from "Scarface" - "Say 'ello to my lil' friend!"
or from "Dracula" - "Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."