word choice

The Right Word

Mark Twain famously once said “the difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter – it is the difference between the lightning and the lightning bug.” As writers it’s important to know that we’re more than storytellers, we are wordsmiths! Every word we type has potential to do…

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What’s Your Intent? Inspired by the film Drive

At VCFA we talk a lot about writing with intention, about making choices, and thinking about affect. This is a topic that has been in the back of my mind lately, but was recently pulled to the front of it by the superb film Drive. The film (directed by Nicolas Winding Refen and staring Ryan…

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