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Words That Fit by Diana Flegal

Many words lend themselves easily to specific genres and topics. See if you can guess the genre or subject of the editing projects I have been working on when I provide you with several of the key words that pop up in them. Answers will be provided below to confirm your thoughts.

Let’s begin with; Intercession, practice, adoration, sanctified, confession, and discipline.

How about these; blush, glance, hesitant, headlong, and kiss?

How about; stretch, extend, flex, and burn?

Then there are the words that we further define in context. The throbbing of a heart might be used in a nonfiction article, speaking of the narrow escape from an enemy in pursuit; or in fiction when the realization of a man or woman’s entrance causes an involuntary response in ones physical body.

The job of a writer is to find the right word for each situation that best describes the action in their article and story. A great writer does it consistently, and well. We call that a beautiful ‘voice’. And a ‘fresh voice’ finds a way to do new things with words that make sense to us, but we might not have expressed it that way before, but we will from here on out. Like, totally man!, or  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________ fill in the blank with a new word or phrase that you have adapted to your everyday speech in recent times.

Answers to the above are: the topic of prayer, a romance novel, and an exercise manual. But then, you already knew that.




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