When All Available Words Won’t Do

“Crushing terror” wasn’t cutting it, nor was “deep depression” or anything else so, when philosopher Glenn Albrecht was looking for a word to describe the kind of emotional pain and yearning people felt for how climate change was impacting their environment he invented one: Solastalgia. I haven’t known a writer worth her or his salt … Continue reading When All Available Words Won’t Do

Rules, guidelines etc

CJR has a great post about some of the Latin abbreviations that we writers love to use when we either want to look smart or are tired of typing. All of those expressions above—“i.e.,” “e.g.,” “et al.,” and “etc.”— are signals that you either are about to elaborate on something or expect the readers to … Continue reading Rules, guidelines etc