Think of the evolution of language like a gene mutation. Language is passed down from generation to generation, forever changing with time. Let’s chat about it.
Almost any word you use will have a connotation and a denotation. A lot of those words may have several. Most of the time, you don’t have to overthink it. Exploring this aspect of wordplay is a game, an exciting challenge.
Over the month of April, we’ll be posting a lot about poetry here on the blog, including this series on Important Terms Every Poet Should Know. We’re going to start our conversation by defining two of the most important words of the genre: Poetry and Prose.
In May 2020, I started what would become my first complete novel. I was thrilled with the achievement, as one is when accomplishing the massive undertaking of writing an entire book. Almost exactly a year later, I received the work back from a developmental editor who TORE IT APART. As in, basically said it had…