by Jill Williamson
I love this quote. It reminds me to slow down in my edits and, as I read, really question my word choice.
Random moment: This quote also reminds me of how people often misspell lightning as lightening. Those are two very different words. They do not mean the same thing. (Look them up, if you're curious.)
Words are powerful. We can use them to build each other up or tear each other down. We can use them in our writing to tell a wide range of genres, moods, slow or fast pacing, and different themes. We can make readers laugh, cry, or cheer.
I challenge you all today to slow down and seek out the right words. Whether you are writing or communicating out loud with people, take the time to choose your words carefully.
Do you ever struggle to find the right word? If so, how do you get through this?