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Author Archives: Donna Maloy, Author
WRITER RESOURCES: Forty-One Sounds of Laughter?!?
This website for writers provides an onomatopoeia dictionary, complete with nuanced definitions of the individual sounds and, where available, actual sound-bites. Continue reading
Posted in Resources, Sounds, Words and Phrases, Words for sounds, Writing Tagged Editing, five senses, setting, Sounds, Words, WrittenSound.com Leave a comment
Backstory: Putting your world in context
Context = Clue Context gives us clues to the meaning of an unfamiliar word, the emotion behind a friend’s reaction, the point of a political slogan. The word “flag” can call several images to mind. But even if we’ve never … Continue reading
Teen Tuesday: Are you funny?
“I know one 18-year-old high school senior in Attleboro, Massachusetts, who is so funny!” “How funny is she?” “She’s so funny, she got a free-lance gig writing jokes for Saturday Night Live!” It may sound like a joke but it’s real life. … Continue reading
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Monday Advice from Editors and Agents: A Pleasure Principle
Mashable is a global, multi-platform online media and entertainment “magazine” with tech, digital culture and entertainment content. If you have unlimited time to browse its ginormous daily content, you’ll find articles on everything from new gadgets to Hollywood scandals to … Continue reading