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Sharing My Unedited Writing Experiences & Life Experiences.

Date

November 28, 2015

Replacing Said Saturday: Happy

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Today’s focus will be on replacing said with emotionally happy words:

Laughed

“What’s that on your head?” he laughed.

Joked

“And you thought you were too short to reach the jar,” he joked.

Jested

“I should call you Buffy, with how you handled that vamp,” she jested, punching my arm.

Cheered

“You can do it!” he cheered.

Sang

“What a beautiful day,” she sang.

Rejoiced

“Oh, thank you,” she rejoiced, taking the coffee from my hands.

Smiled

“You’re on smart cookie, yah know that,” he smiled then, before giving me a wink.

Marvelled

“Oh wow! They really did that!” the child marvelled, after Jim finished his side of the story.

Beamed

“Don’t worry, grumpy gills, every things going to be fine,” she beamed, leaning forward on her toes towards me.

Giggled

“Hey, stop that!” the little girl giggled, swatting at her older brother who continued to attack her with his wiggling spider-like fingers.

Chimed

“No, I agree,” he chimed.

Dialogue Prompt: Uncanny Glee

I don’t know why but I really like this character. He hasn’t shown up yet, but his personality leaves much to the imagination. I think he will grow to become a favourite once I work him into a later book.

Villain? Hero? Side-kick? Who knows… but this guy will be included somehow. 🙂

Old Word Friday: Throttlebottom

 

Firstly, no, I did not make that word up.

Secondly, yes, it is actually a real word that has a real meaning.

Throttlebottom is a name given to a dishonest public official.

The word became popular around the 1930s after a character (Adam Throttlebottom) from the play Of Thee I Sing.

Examples:

People say that Mayor Quimby of Springfield is a real throttlebottom.

Or…

His actions regarding the murder showed use he was a throttlebottom.

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