Friday, March 8, 2013

How do You Spell That?

Ever scratch your head on how to spell those small but expressive interjections our characters use on a daily basis? I know I do, or did, until I discovered Mark Nichol's post on Daily Writing Tips.   

Like neener-neener. That word is definitely on my bucket list. I can just envision a character reverting back to the behavior a five-year-old would display and piping up with neener-neener followed by the expected red appendage sticking out as far as physically possible. 

Another one is zoinks.  Evidently, this is a term used by Shaggy of Scooby Doo fame. I don't know about you, but I love Scooby Doo. If  it's good enough for Shaggy then it's perfect for one of my characters. I have one in my latest book in progress, 911 for Love, who has decided this will be his word of expression for surprise. Cheesy? Yes. But then, he is cheesy.

The link I've posted below that will take you to Mark's post. There really are 100 great expressions and now you'll know how to spell. them.

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