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Finding Your Writing Inspiration

Being a writer and making a living as a writer are often two different things. Maybe you’re writing poetry at night but by day you’re writing technical manuals or web copy. Journalist Michael Erard, whose day job is writing for think...

wovit

wovit  n.— «Godwin provided plenty of colorful examples of the gradual disintegration of the farming system in Zimbabwe as the war vets or “wovits,” as they are called, grab land from the rightful owners.» —“Journalist...

shocking

shocking  n.— «While roasting these items, you may blanch your asparagus in boiling salt-water. Trim the bottoms of the asparagus if necessary. Next, carefully place it into the boiling water until it turns a bright green and is slightly...

scarfing

scarfing  n.— «In 1994, the British Journalist and Conservative Party politician, Stephen Milligan, died as a result of autoerotic asphyxiation, or commonly known as “scarfing.” This potentially fatal method of masturbation...

crotch fruit

crotch fruit  n.— «She felt sad because the townhouses (For $95k!) had three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a garage plus a fenced backyard. She could put her two crotch fruit in the backyard and mix alcoholic beverages all day long...