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Prowling the Prose – Common Phrases Commonly Phrased Wrong

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride Greetings once more, web-wanderers and seekers of digitized stimulants. If you are looking for something to pique your … Continue reading

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Prowling the Prose – Alternatives to Overused Words

“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason boys–to woo women–and, in that endeavour, laziness will not do. … Continue reading

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A Dose of Book Memes and Writing Tips

Well, look who’s finally decided to update the blog with something new. I know, I know, it’s been a while since I’ve put up a post here on Whims from Valadae. But be assured, I have not been idle. Very … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Guide to Creature Depiction

Greetings, oh mortal readers of the virtual blogging realm! I, the Whimsical Werecat, am once again returning here to embellish this marvellous little site with more of my memorable mesmerising musings. The topic I wish to enlighten you with today … Continue reading

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Sensory Description – The Flavour of Every Story!

The Five Physical Senses – they are fundamentally how we interact with and perceive our world. Everything from the feeling of a hot cup of coffee against your fingers, to the sound of the wind whisking its way through a … Continue reading

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Before the Beginning, After the End

Before explanations as to the exact content of this particular post, it is considered a perfectly necessary courtesy to make a formal introduction. I am the Whimsical Werecat, known simply as Whim if smaller titles are preferred, and I shall … Continue reading

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