Ah, words. They can help us, they can fail us, and they can empower us. Words have moved nations, brought people to tears, and taken up much of our times through books. Some words are nice, some are bad, and some are just plain nasty.
Since I have been participating in NaNoWriMo, the past couple of weeks have consisted around words. Instead of dreaming in images, I dream of words. My brain is constantly thinking up new words, sentences, and yes, sometimes grammar pops in my head every once in a while too.
So, to help all you NaNo-ers with your word usage and to throw in a different word here or there throughout your story, I bring to you from The Huffington Post Book section:
9 Nastiest Words in the Dictionary – with sentences created by Kalie Lyn.
Example: The coprophagous dog ate his own poo.
Example: “She’s exsanguinating! She’s exsanguinating!” the woman screamed, trying to get someone’s attention to save her bleeding friend.
Example: Out came the meconium, along with the baby.
Example: The effluvium radiated off of the dead monkey like heat radiates off of a heater.
This is just a sample of the words you can use to nasty up your story. I’m already thinking about using exsanguinate during a bloody war scene!
To check out the rest of the 9 nastiest words in the dictionary, click on the link above the first picture, which was taken from the article.
Nasty Writing All!