Writing Prompt Week 4:
Recently a friend said she got in an argument with her husband, and when it was boiling, she yelled, “Let’s not quibble.”
He waved his hand for time out. “Quibble? I’ve never heard you say that before.” They burst out laughing.
That’s the power of a word. It can end an argument or turn a memoir into a show stopper.
All you have to do is get a notebook and start your Lexicon. A Lexicon is just a list of words that resonate with you, that ping your pleasure neurons. Let’s peek at an example.
In Jeannette Walls’s memoir, “The Glass Castle,” she says Ernie Goad called her “pork chop ugly” – so ugly that if she wanted to play with a dog, she’d have to tie a pork chop around her neck and….
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