I love words. I love unique words, words I wouldn't use in every day conversation. I love words that make me stop and think, ones I have to look up to find the meaning of, and those that stand off the page.
But when it comes down to it, these are the words I leave out of my writing because it takes away from the story for all the reasons listed above.
So that's my thought I'm sending out from Revisionland, the place I've been visiting all day today. Words are great, they just need to fit the voice/tone of the work, rather than show off your vocabulary.
My favorite word?
Oddly enough it's not some grand thing. It's a little word that needs no definition because just by the sound of it you know what it means:
I've always loved wonky.
And my six-year old's favorite word? Wisenheimer.
(Guess what we call her when she gets snarky?)
Now you tell me, what's your favorite word?