Monthly Archives: May 2011

More on Using Precise Language

Many memoir writers are under the impression that you need to have an extensive vocabulary to write. An extensive vocabulary can only help you—if by “extensive” you mean many precise words, not just big ones. Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Sweetheart?

When I brought my son to the bus station (aka the Intermodal Transportation Center), I witnessed a thought-provoking exchange that convinced me once again of the necessity for precision in speech–and, by extension, in our memoir writing. A grandmother was … Continue reading

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