Dissecting Dragons

Episode 260: Links and Linguistics - Why Word Choice Matters in Writing

February 5, 2021

Writing on it's most fundamental level is putting the right words in the write order with the intention of communicating your meaning, often in the form of a story. But are there words which should be off the table when it comes to storytelling? Why do authors pick the words they do? How do you shape prose to create a style that is true both to your voice and the story? And what exactly is euphonics in terms of writing? Reaching new depths of nerd-dom, this week the dragons look at words. From etymology to being authentic to story (without being a dick), Jules and Madeleine have got you covered.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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