Wordsmything

What’s another word for ‘thesaurus’?

“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows, or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”
–Ray Bradbury

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
–also Ray Bradbury

“You only fail if you stop writing.”
–need you ask?

I’ve been writing since I was about six years old (and, mercifully, most of the work from the first ten years of my career has been lost or destroyed). My first publication was a short story called “Waiting for Unicorns”, which appeared in the November 1977 issue of Phantasm. Since then, along with all of the magnificent quotes from my beloved mentor, Ray Bradbury, I’ve discovered that I am also like George Carlin, who said, “Words are my work, they’re my play; they’re my passion.” My comments about writing and word usage are my way of sharing my wordsmything with you. Like all my commentary, the blogs and essays are presented on the main page as I post them; here, I group them a bit for you, expand a bit to let you know what each post is about. Enjoy the power of words, and remember: Say what you mean… and mean what you say.

General Commentary

About Words and Usage

About Writing In General

About Furry Writing In Particular