Monday, April 8, 2013

Attributes of Writers - G

Writers are a special breed. We have unique qualities that help us make music with our words. Those same qualities might also put us in the loony bin, but isn't it worth it?! So, pull up a chair, let's explore our "specialness" together through the A to Z Challenge. If we can understand our attributes as writers, we can be cured, right?                   Dawn (P.S. Thanks for stopping by. Writing is lonely and I need your company!)



Photo by Dawn M. Hamsher, 2013
A writer is a...

Groper -

 for words, that is 


Ahh, if I could only find the right word, then it'd be perfect.  OK, off to RhymeZone to look up synonyms. Instead of "search", I could use "research", "hunt", "look", "pursue", "chase", or "seek". So many word choices -- I love being a groper!
 

                                                    How do you find the right words?

19 comments:

  1. I sometimes can't find the right words in German, so I have to describe it until my mother gives me the right word...ah the joy of losing ones language.

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    1. German...that could be an issue finding the right word. Wow.

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  2. I hate it when I can't think of the right word. I sometimes sit there, getting more and more frustrated. Sometimes I ask my husband if he knows what word I'm thinking of (because if I don't myself, he might...) and sometimes I use the synonym tool on Word for inspiration.

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    1. Hate that too! Thanks for stopping by!!!!

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  3. It's an annoying problem. I know what it means and the first letter. Even when I look it up in a thesaurus the word is never there. Usually because I've go the first letter wrong.

    mood
    Moody Writing

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    1. Yes, I know! You have to be able to spell too!

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  4. My dictionary, urban dictionary, the 80's slang sight, and my dozen thesauruses.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. 80's slang site...I need to check that out!

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  5. What would I be without my synonym dictionary? Sometimes I describe my word and I'll come back to it later, when I know the right word. (I like your picture. So funny!

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  6. Urban dictionary - definitely a favorite.

    Happy A through Z blogging!
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com/

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    1. I've never tried the Urban dictionary. Will have too. Thank you!

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    1. Pam, I bet it is the only groper in A to Z (or at least I hope so)...my version is rated PG.

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    1. Brianna, I was worried that maybe I shouldn't use it, but it was too funny not to.

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  9. I definitely do that! It's hard to find the right word, but fun!

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