Word by Word

Creating myself one word at a time.

Anna Karenina

I’ve been saving this book for the last few weeks. Maybe a little because I didn’t want to come off as one of those academic people who casually name drop classic literature. “Well, when I read ‘The Mill on the Floss’ it was the tension of Maggie’s desires and her circumstances…” So, I’m not going …

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“I like hanging around words listening to what they say.”—W.H. Auden I’m not sure when my love of words began. It may have been in third grade when I wrote my first short story. It was a handwritten exposition about my youngest sister—a dabbling in non-fiction that didn’t last long. It could have been in …

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