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Friday, January 12, 2007

Romance Writer's Word of the Day 1/12/07

Today's "Romance Writer's Word of the Day" is...

writhe [pronounced "rhyth"]:

"Writhe" is a verb which means "to twist and squirm, contort in violent effort."

*This one does have a possible connotation relating to pain, but I've seen it (and heard it) used frequently outside of that. I prefer to use it in a "wild" and "unfettered" sort of way (which is accurate according to its Old English roots, by the way)...

A sentence using this word could be:
She writhed against him, a wild thing pinioned by her passion.

That's actually from my manuscript. I'm still toying with the entire scene, frankly.

Have fun with this one!
~Saoirse

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