words that have caught my attention, words that fascinate me, words that roll off the tongue, words that make a sound (crackle), and words that have been in my vocabulary for one reason or another which I will explain. Many of the words are new-to-me. Hopefully, by including them in this survey of words, my vocabulary will expand and perhaps, yours will too.
I came across logophile in an article by K.M. Weiland on her website, Helping Writers Become Authors. She called herself a logophile and addressed Fellow Logophiles. She cautioned against using purple prose in our writing. She defines purple prose as “an elaborate, gauche costume that, more often than not, simply covers up a lack of depth in the story itself.”
Because we love words, sometimes we are carried away with "elegant" words and forget to use words to match our voice. She calls a story “overblown” when trying to impress readers with our vocabulary.
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