Friday, April 6, 2018

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: Short and Simple

Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story Blog by J.Q. Rose. Are you a word lover? You're here at the right place. All this month I'll be revealing words that fascinate me. Read on.

 sudden strong feeling of excitement or fear; a thrill, Kindle dictionary

Frisson is another word from Matthew Peters story, Killing John the Baptist. This word sums up that sudden feeling of excitement in one word, no more description needed. Matt used it in a simple sentence to describe his character, Branson, and his feeling of danger. “The frisson ran through Branson.” When I read that line, I felt that fear immediately in my own body. 

Sometimes the short, simple sentence can say so much more than a long, complex one. Do you agree?

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  1. I do agree. What a great word.
    As an editor, I'm not a big fan of excessive words (in a sentence) when one or two can pack a punch.
    Thanks for you visit!!!

  2. Hi Leslie, Thank you. I like that--"when one or two can pack a punch!"

  3. Thanks, Juneta, and for your visits consistently to my blog. I couldn't find a place to comment on your IWSG blog.

  4. Good word, JQ. Matthew is a fine writer. I'l share.

  5. Thanks the mention, JQ! I shoot for economy of language in my writing and spend a good deal of time searching for one word instead of four or five.

  6. You're welcome, Matthew. I can tell from your serious research on your topic, you must also search for great words. Really enjoyed Killing John the Baptist. Widened my horizons for sure.


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