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Re: Author's favourite words
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2012, 09:57:07 PM »
I think George R. R. Martin likes a certain word far too much... :)
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Re: Author's favourite words
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2012, 10:10:35 PM »
Pratchett discovered "susurrus" a few novels back and haven't stopped using it since!

It's been a while but I also remember Asimov loved "inchoate".
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Re: Author's favourite words
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2012, 11:37:01 PM »
I've noticed that Jack Vance seems to love the word 'saturnine.' To be fair, it's a great word.

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Re: Author's favourite words
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2012, 08:31:51 AM »
Brent Weeks uses the word 'shadow' too much. xD

(To anyone that's read Brent Weeks' first trilogy, you get the joke. To anyone that hasn't, READ IT. )
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Re: Author's favourite words
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2012, 02:24:51 PM »
Lovecraft had loads, but my favourite of them is "eldritch".

 ... And "unspeakable".

  And "horror" :)


And "non-Euclidian" 8)

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Re: Author's favourite words
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2012, 02:53:55 PM »
I'm polishing my latest novel and everyone is always rummaging in bag/chests/etc. They can't look in them, or anything like that - it's always a rummage. *sigh*
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Re: Author's favourite words
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2012, 03:22:52 PM »
Lovecraft had loads, but my favourite of them is "eldritch".

 ... And "unspeakable".

  And "horror" :)


And "non-Euclidian" 8)


And of course, antediluvian. It seems every civilization that his characters investigate are antediluvian. Ironically, Lovecraft was an atheist yet most of his characters were Christian or Catholic of nature. xD
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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2012, 05:10:10 PM »
I think Peter V. Brett uses 'succour' quite a bit. My first language isn't english and I hadn't even heard it anywhere else before I read the Painted Man, so it took a while for me to get accustomed to it.

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Re: Author's favourite words
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2012, 06:10:11 PM »
I think Peter V. Brett uses 'succour' quite a bit. My first language isn't english and I hadn't even heard it anywhere else before I read the Painted Man, so it took a while for me to get accustomed to it.

Ah, I grew up in the 80s watching the A-Team. Mr T used to use that word all the time!
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« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2012, 09:29:57 PM »
I think Peter V. Brett uses 'succour' quite a bit. My first language isn't english and I hadn't even heard it anywhere else before I read the Painted Man, so it took a while for me to get accustomed to it.

Ah, I grew up in the 80s watching the A-Team. Mr T used to use that word all the time!

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Re: Author's favourite words
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2012, 10:28:27 PM »
Jordan with his 'forelocks' and 'braids"!
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Re: Author's favourite words
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2012, 07:33:01 PM »
Michael Scott is very fond of 'gossamer'.
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« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2012, 09:03:15 PM »
I'm polishing my latest novel and everyone is always rummaging in bag/chests/etc. They can't look in them, or anything like that - it's always a rummage. *sigh*

One of my characters rummages a fair bit. In people's heads. :D
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Re: Author's favourite words
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2012, 12:50:03 AM »
'Egregious', now if I can work out how to use it in a story. I could be really cheeky and say George Martin's favourite word is 'neeps', it's either that or 'nuncle'.
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« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2012, 08:22:29 AM »
One of my characters rummages a fair bit. In people's heads. :D

Oh, I have that too. Now I want to go back and do a Search on my manuscript!
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