At this month’s meeting, 11/5/2016, I had the pleasure of chatting with Paul Andrade, a local professional screenwriter, and Allison Fowler, a mental health care professional, about a topic of a particular struggle I’ve had in the past, as a writer, and one I feel many writers frequently face.
It’s an issue writers contend with whether they’re aware of it or not and whether they are willing to admit it to themselves or not.
It may seem crazy that a professional writer, of all people, would struggle with something like wording things correctly in their composition, but with the landscape of the English language ever-evolving—changes in forms of expression and the meaning of words, and in a writer’s scurry to meet pressing deadlines, it can be incredibly easy for a writer to misword in their composition.
And, unfortunately, doing so can have a devastating impact on the effectiveness of your literature—readers who may be offended and discontinue reading your work, misinterpret your message, or no longer see you as a credible source.
Feel free to listen in as we discuss some of the ways and give examples of how “Wording Is Everything,”—the theme of this month’s meeting—and how others could have been more cognizant of how the many expressions of our wonderful language have changed over time and how they will continue to evolve.
THIS AUDIO WAS RECORDED AT A “WORDSMITHS & READERS OF TARRANT” MEETING–A LOCAL WRITING GROUP THAT I LEAD.
The Stormy Poet
THIS AUDIO WAS RECORDED AT A “WORDSMITHS & READERS OF TARRANT” MEETING, A LOCAL WRITING GROUP THAT I LEAD.