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“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.”

Mark Twain

Words are my thing. Numbers are not. But I won’t blather on about that because I have friends who are accountants. Except to say that numbers could easily have been letters, and the world would be better for it.

The right word has power, loves the reader, and offers hope. I travel a never-ending quest for the right word. My writing mother, Ethel Herr, said, “If you can’t offer hope, you have nothing to say.” Top of my list are words that offer hope.

Somebody else said an empty page shows us what it’s like to be God. True, and if what we write is to matter in the slightest, it must begin in a discussion with Him. Amen

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