When Authors Tease and Demand Petting

I have had the delight of editing, teaching, discovering, and publishing over 1,000 new and established writers across a 25-year career.  In the last decade or so, I have had the honor — but rarely the horror! — of working with a wide variety of writers and their quirky personalities.  I admit upfront am the wackiest and quirkiest of them all — so I condemn my own foibles before even peeking at anyone else’s need for petting. 

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See the Word Be the Word

If you’re a word lover, then you’ll go bonkers for the fun and learning you can have with Visual Thesaurus.  Just type in your word and you’ll be presented with an associative visual mapping.  In the example below, I keyed in “duplicitous” as my base word.  The various branches extend the meaning and history of the word with other words.  Hover over any of the words in the Visual Thesaurus interactive box and you’ll be presented with extended definitions.

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