This is National Words Matter Week. I planned to participate, doing the blog prompts, but unfortunately real life is eating my online time,Â so I haven't had a chance to answer the questions. I thought theÂ blog challenges would make a great discussion, however, and even better, I don't have to come up with something interesting for us talk about.
Here are the challenges for this week:
What is the most important word or words in your life? Why?
Communication breaks down when words are misused. What is the funniest, most interesting, or worst break-down youâ€™ve ever observed?
Writers are people who take isolated words and craft them into memorable phrases, stories, poems and plays. Who are the writers who make your heart sing? What is the magic ingredient?
If you had to eliminate one word or phrase from the English language, what would it be? Why?
What person in your life helped you understand the importance of choosing words carefully? What would you say to them if you met them today?
The group No Whine, Just Champagne will meet here at this articleÂ for a live discussion aboutÂ words, writing,Â and the writing life on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 9:00pm ET. I hope you willÂ stop by -- it would be nice to see you.