For this post , I have decided to focus on ONE of the reasons why I write . It's all about WORDS ! 


I love words ! Words have feel … sound … nuances … texture …

I love the many facets of words ~ the push and pull … the ebb and flow … the literal and figurative … the foreign and familiar … clarity and ambiguity … evocative and provocative … I could go on and on …

Words have a life of their own ! They can elevate you to dizzy heights and then drop you to the depths of despair . Such is the power of words !

Thank you to kaylene for hosting this exciting blogfest !!!


  1. Beverly Diehl on June 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I love the little word pyramid you did there!  Especially the way they are precariously balanced at the tip (much like my own words, on the page.  Precarious.)
    Words in general are as delicious as strawberries, IMO.  Nice post.

    • C Tyler on June 29, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      Great post. Very succinct. Words are so weird, aren't they? The ability to convey our ideas so specifically, to put an abstract concept into someone else's head? It could blow your mind…glad you appreciate this 🙂

      • mish on June 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

        Absolutely ~ I know exactly what you’re saying ! And it IS amazing ~ words can make or break … 🙂

    • mish on June 30, 2011 at 11:53 am

      Oh I do agree Bev ~ words are as delicious as strawberries , as fulfilling as bananas & some are as exotic as lychee !

  2. Kayeleen Hamblin on June 29, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I love words too! It's so exciting to find the right phrase or the best word to describe your thoughts
    Glad you found the blogfest today! Thanks for joining.

    • mish on June 30, 2011 at 11:59 am

      Thanks for hosting such a cooool blogfest ! I really enjoyed reading all the entries !!

  3. tara tyler on June 30, 2011 at 12:46 am

    what a decorative and eloquent description!
    nice job, mish!

    • mish on June 30, 2011 at 11:59 am

      Thanks TTT ~ and thanks for leading me straight to it ! 🙂

  4. Linny Plant on June 30, 2011 at 1:33 am

    I totally agree with you.  I love words.  The number of times I see a word and think "Ooh, gotta remember that one!'  But dammit, I always forget when I'm back at my keyboard.  Need a better mental scratchpad I think.

    • mish on June 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      *laughs* I know what you mean ! There’s a specific word that fits every emotion / mood / scenario … We never stop learning new words … and for me , certain words have a distinct aural appeal !

  5. Shelly on June 30, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Very cool post!

    • mish on June 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Shelly ! 🙂

  6. madeleine sara on June 30, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I so agree with you about language and nuanses creating a richness that writers adore. :O)

    • mish on July 1, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      Absolutely ! The rich multi-layered aspect of words really appeals to me !

  7. nutschell on June 30, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Hi mish!
    I've given you a BLOG AWARD. Feel free to drop by anytime to pick it up. Just a little something to brighten up your day. 🙂
    warm regards,

    • mish on July 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks so much , Nutschell ! You have put a smile on my dial ! 🙂

  8. Sharon on June 30, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Great reason. Choosing the right word is part of our craft. It wasn't until I studied linguistics that I became aware of the intricate nuances a single word can have. I enjoyed reading your post.

    • mish on July 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      I also studied a little linguistics in my undergrad years and from there I just fell in love with the nuances of words ! Thanks for the visit !

  9. Shelly Brown on June 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I'm pretty much in love with words, too. 
    I like snarky and grumble and haughty and slimey and perpetual

    • mish on July 1, 2011 at 1:12 pm

      Awesome ! I love incandescent (has such an aural appeal …!) and nostalgia and edgy and de-ja vu …..

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