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Winning Words - A writers’ helper and commonplace book to stimulate imagination



This writer’s notebook can electrify your writing!

But if you have not accumulated "commonplace books” over forty years, this one, from a writer with about a hundred publications, may help.

It offers about 5,000 entries, divided into 55 categories valuable to writers. Those categories are valuable to writers. Journalistic maxims such as the three Ls (lust, loathing and lucre) and the latest Google zeitgeist of most common searches helped refine the selection. The result is a modern cabinet of curiosities. This cornucopia is fresh. It is shamelessly quirky. Entries offer a delightful browse: a thrilling cocktail including thought-provoking gems. Examples are:

"G’day.”
"gloopy”
"Here be dragons.”
"She be bitch woman.”
"In the mist, the sky wept.”
"solid, stocky, a bruiser – but rich.”
"Your wedding ring and you are stardust.”
"Just in case, she put on her new black knickers.”
"All shall be well … and all manner of thing shall be well.”


A bonus is advice especially for writers aspiring to their first publication. But experienced authors could also benefit. Practical tips abound. Topics include finding time and ideas, non-fiction articles and books, short stories, novels and poetry.

Book Information
  • Paperback: 486 pages
  • Publisher: Watermint Publications (Oct 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0992805902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0992805906