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  1. pmmg

    Making up Words

    So, we all know that many words in our language today were just made up by earlier writers as they became needed. And the beloved Shakespeare has added quite a few words to our lexicon, but...well...he was Shakespeare. The question is to you... Have you made up any words for any of your stories...
  2. Mari More

    I've Created My Own Language But I'm Out of Ideas Now

    I've created my own language that is inspired by ancient/pre-historic Tagalog language but it's hard to search for specific words and phrases from that era because Google would either redirect me to Spanish colonialism or give me the Filipino term of the words I was searching for. What I need is...
  3. Laurence

    Words That You Avoid

    In school, my teachers always discouraged the words 'but', 'big', 'good' and 'said'. I know now that those teachers were just reading from a lame book and that shorter, less descriptive words are often great as they don't draw attention to the writing. Are there any words that 9/10 times you'll...
  4. Ewolf20

    Need help compiling a list of verbs and other words so make better prose.

    I have a problem, my prose feels lacking. the reason it feels so lacking is my very small vocabulary. not too small as that would feel contrived or indignant. but i have tried googling it but nothing of interest shows up and most are just things for resumes. i'm not here for resumes, i'm here to...