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Friday, July 13, 2007

Romance Writer'sWord of the Day 7/13/07

Today's Romance Writer's Word of the Day is:

Modiste.

Modiste [mah-deest] is a noun meaning "a maker of women's clothing and designer of women's fashions."

*It is used in romances of the Georgian and Regency periods (there may be others, too). Currently, author Eloisa James is sponsoring a creative writing contest for a description of a modiste's creation. It's for Godiva chocolates (and getting the description in an upcoming book in her series). Check out her site and give it a whirl!

Here's a brief sentence...
The young lady wondered about the similarities between the two words, because although Madam Serafina was a "modiste," there was absolutely nothing "modest" about her revealing creations!

Okay, not so brief... ;-)
Have a great one!
~Saoirse
*Try the poll at the page's bottom, please...

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