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Book Review: Oxford Essential Dictionary of Difficult Words

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Difficult Words by Oxford University Press My rating: 5 of 5 stars View all my reviews This book is a wonder if your style of writing is a bit on the intellectual side or if you want an Anthony Hopkins type of character, ala Silence of the Lambs–educated, professorial, cerebral. … Continue reading

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Ten Favorite Geek Words–Part I

I write techno-thrillers, so I’m always reading about computers, technology, the Latest Stuff. Here are some of my favorite Geek Speak words (Computer nerds are so neologistic): alpha geek–the most technologically savvy dude in the company amazonned–amazonized, means you’ve lost a chunk of your business to a dot-com. back hack–when you get hacked, you return … Continue reading

book reviews / geeks / words / writers resources

Book Review: Oxford Essential Dictionary of Difficult Words

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Difficult Words by Oxford University Press My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is a wonder if your style of writing is a bit on the intellectual side or if you want an Anthony Hopkins type of character, ala Silence of the Lambs–educated, professorial, cerebral. Their dialogue and interior … Continue reading

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Google’s Wonder Wheel and Writing

I was reading a post from my friend, ProBlogger, about Google’s Wonder Wheel. It is much like Visual Thesaurus in the connections it makes between topics and ideas. It’s the lists Google includes at the bottom of a search, but more visual, for those of us who like pictures instead of words. Reminds me of … Continue reading