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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Romance Writer's Word of the Day 11/27/07

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

...provocative.

Provocative [proh-vahk-uh-tiv] is either an adjective meaning, "provoking, stimulating, encouraging" or a noun meaning, "a person, place or thing having a provocative nature."

Here's a sentence:
The subtle toss of her head sending her hair around her slender neck like waves tumbling ashore, the pout of her rosy lips--all added to her devastatingly provocative charm.

What does your character do to provoke interest or action?
~Saoirse


PS--One of the neatest people-watching things I ever did was when a group of friends (male and female) went to a Hooters restaurant. I munched on wings, listened to the conversation adding the occasional "Yep," "Uh-huh," and "You're kidding," but the whole time I was watching the provocative interplay of the waitresses and male patrons. They flipped their hair, they winked, they touched, their lips pouted and pursed... All those things you know from Psychology 101 that are meant to attract a mate, all beautifully portrayed like I was a game photographer for Wild Kingdom watching an exotic bird's mating ritual. How much fun!

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