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Now, for today! I hope everyone is in the mood to have fun. This is a light-hearted fun post where we’re all going to make up stuff.
As writers, we make stuff up all the time. As readers, unless we are reading non-fiction, we like to read about worlds our fav authors have made up. Even if the cities are real, the conflicts just like something we went through a while back, or the characters remind us of someone we know, the bottom line is we are reading fiction. Fiction=made up stuff.
And I make up words. I know this for two reasons. Number one, my Word program underlines them in red. As in “This word doesn’t exist!” Then when control F7 has no replacement, you know you’ve just made up a word.
Number two reason I know I make up words is because my husband tells me every time I tell him something is littler. He says, “It’s smaller.” I say, “Sure. It’s littler.” He then says, “Littler isn’t a word.” I sigh.
So, here’s what’s going on today. I write Inspirational Romance, which, like this blog, I call it Inspy Romance. Inspy sounds fun, and bright. But I also write sweet romance. It’s written from a Christian worldview, but the spiritual theme may not be as obvious as in some of my other stories. So, I decided to make up a word for that.
Yes, I am a Swinspy author.
So by now I’m sure you all think I’m crazy. And I am a little. We have to have a little craze in all of us. What do you think of my new word?
So, here’s the challenge. Do you make up words? If so, leave a comment with a word you’ve made up–or seen made up in a book.
I would love to know I’m not the only one who does this :)
Any commenters will be in a drawing for a $5.00 Amazon gift card.
Can’t wait to read your “words.”