Word and Story Hunter: Poignancy

Poignancy: the quality of evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret. It is a strange thing, I think, to relish poignancy, but I do, when I read the right story, and it fills me with a new understanding about life that comes through a sorrowful moment, especially, for me, if the sorrowful moment isContinue reading “Word and Story Hunter: Poignancy”

Word and Story Hunter, a New Series of Posts on Writing

Word of the Week: Yen A yen is a strong desire, urge, or craving for something. I have a yen to discover the right word the first time I write a draft of my work, but the reality is I often find a beautiful word that fits and then reuse it multiple times in aContinue reading “Word and Story Hunter, a New Series of Posts on Writing”