Writing and words/terms/prose/lexes/verses/lyrics/texts/libretti…

~ The difference between the almost-right word & the right word is really a large matter – it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.

                              ~ Mark Twain,  1835-1910

Kaplan, J. (Ed.). (2002). Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations  (17th ed).  New York, NY: Little Brown.  (p. 561)

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~ See Chapter 2: In Search of the Exact Word and Chapter 3: The Secret Strength of Words, among others, in Richard Goodman’s The Soul of Creative Writing for his thoughts on the right word.

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