The Musicality of Words

“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music… Continue Reading >

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15 Things You Didn’t Know Had Names

There are just certain things that you never would think would have a name, but in fact they do. Here are 15 Things You Didn’t Know Had Names: aglet – the tip of a shoelace made of plastic. armscyes – the armholes on a shirt. ferrule – the protective point or knob at the end… Continue Reading >

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