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  1. Chrys Fey
    May 6, 2019 @ 17:06

    I love Halloween, and I love stories about Gods. I wish I could come up with something and submit it, but I fear I won’t be able to. I have so much going on. *sigh*

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  2. Word Game Challenge – Renee Writes
    May 5, 2019 @ 10:03

    […] The idea for this came from a post I read by a writer friend of mine, Juneta Key, in her latest post: The Power of Language #IWSG May 1st Post […]

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  3. Victoria Marie Lees
    May 4, 2019 @ 13:17

    Three words that explain my writing? Wow! That’s difficult to do. You have very specific words for your work. I’ll need to think about specific words that could describe mine. Thanks for Co-hosting the May questions for IWSG, Juneta. Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. Mandy
    May 3, 2019 @ 17:58

    That game sounds interesting. Going to try it out… Thanks for sharing it!

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 18:54

      You are welcome. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Samantha Bryant
    May 2, 2019 @ 21:09

    New anthology sounds like fun 🙂 And I loved the three words activity. I will have to give that a try! @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 15:33

      The new anthology is fun, IMO. We enjoyed all the stories we selected because they made us smile.

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  6. Liesbet
    May 2, 2019 @ 18:46

    What a great idea to pick three words that describe your writing. I did one (online) writing course in my entire life and the instructor suggested we’d choose five words for how we wanted the reader to describe our book. Mine are: Inspiring, Engaging, Intriguing, Touching, and Entertaining. I’d pick the first three if I could only pick three.

    You’ve been very busy! Thank you for co-hosting this month, Juneta.

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 15:28

      Thank you. I like your five words.

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  7. Kate
    May 2, 2019 @ 14:27

    Those are great words to choose! Very aspirational.

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 15:27

      Thank you.

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  8. Doreen Mcgettigan
    May 2, 2019 @ 11:54

    Thank you so much for co hosting this month! Thank you for sharing all this great information too.

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 15:22

      You are welcome. Thanks for visiting me

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  9. Diane Burton
    May 2, 2019 @ 10:24

    Wow. Are you ever busy! Thanks for cohosting this month.

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 15:18

      Thank you for visiting with me.

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  10. Jean Davis
    May 2, 2019 @ 08:28

    The Emotion Thesaurus is a great resource. Lots of good ideas and word choices there. Because yes, as you said, each word is important.

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 15:18

      Yes, it is. Thanks for visiting.

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  11. Cathrina
    May 2, 2019 @ 07:33

    Thank you for cohosting this month! Looks and sounds like you’re very busy!! Keep it up!

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 15:16

      Thank you.

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  12. Renee Scattergood
    May 2, 2019 @ 04:02

    It’s been so long since I saw a post from you (I usually get them in my email). Now I know why. For some reason, I wasn’t subscribed to your blog anymore. Weird.

    Anyway, glad to see you’re still writing! 😀

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 15:00

      Glad you figured that out. Yes, I am still at it.

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  13. Judy Weir
    May 1, 2019 @ 23:37

    Hi Juneta: Bravo, you are one busy lady and looks like your having a ball. I see some of my friend authors come and go, but it is so nice to see you’re not just hanging in there, but obviously very successful. Blessings
    Judy Weir / F. Stone

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:58

      Well if your definition of success is doing several writing things and publishing so far so good for me. I am happy with my steps forward so far in this journey.

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  14. Lisa
    May 1, 2019 @ 21:25

    Talk about busy! Thanks for co-hosting this month, Juneta. I like your words also, thoughtful.

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:55

      Thank you.

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  15. Adrienne Reiter
    May 1, 2019 @ 20:57

    You’ve got me stuck on finding three words. Ha! I always love your posts. Thank you for co-hosting and Happy IWSG Day!

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:53

      Thank you. You’re a sweetheart.

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  16. Jemi Fraser
    May 1, 2019 @ 18:53

    Love the words you’ve chosen!
    I think my words would be hope, heart, & humour 🙂

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:47

      I like your words too.

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  17. Arlee Bird
    May 1, 2019 @ 17:46

    I’m with you about developing an awareness about the power of words rather than remember a specific instance as I think we begin to sense the power as we learn language–manipulating the emotions and opinions of others is part of the whole language experience and that comes early.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:45

      You are so right. Words are so powerful they create wounds that never heal or stop bleeding yet you don’t die. Thanks for visiting with me.

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  18. SE White
    May 1, 2019 @ 17:10

    You have quite a bit going on this month! In the midst of it all, thank you for co-hosting.

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:41

      Thank you for visiting with me.

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  19. Jennifer Lee Hawes
    May 1, 2019 @ 16:28

    Thanks for co-hosting today! I finally bought the emotions thesaurus. Love it!

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:38

      The Emotion Thesaurus is a favorite of mine too. Thanks for visiting.

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  20. Louise (Fundy Blue)
    May 1, 2019 @ 16:17

    Thanks for co-hosting today, Juneta, and thanks for all the useful information and references! Your post is jam-packed with useful information. Three words: what popped into my mind immediately were heart, truth, and impactful, but I want to think about it more.

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:32

      Those are good words too. Thank you for visiting me.

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  21. Anna
    May 1, 2019 @ 16:04

    Congrats on getting out there and up-and-coming anthology. If I was to pick three words for me, they’d be: complicated, open-minded, adventurous. This is fun. 🙂

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:21

      lol, Great words and thank you.

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  22. Loni Townsend
    May 1, 2019 @ 15:59

    Man, I’ve never thought about describing my writing. Now I’m going to have to sit and think what three words would describe me.

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:16

      It’s a fun exercise. Have fun.

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  23. diedre
    May 1, 2019 @ 15:29

    Love the three word idea! It’s probably time to update my dog-eared Emotion Thesaurus 😉 So much to digest here, I’ll be back for seconds!
    Thanks for hosting!

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:12

      So happy you enjoyed it.

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  24. Olga Godim
    May 1, 2019 @ 14:00

    Love the idea of the 3 words – have to think about mine.
    And the writing books you recommend sound interesting. Will definitely check them out.

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:07

      Thanks for visiting with me.

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  25. Madeline Mora-Summonte
    May 1, 2019 @ 13:30

    Love the idea of the three words! Thanks for co-hosting this month. 🙂

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:05

      Thank you for visiting.

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  26. L. Diane Wolfe
    May 1, 2019 @ 12:48

    Great words, ones that make you think.

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:04

      Thank you.

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  27. Jennifer Lane
    May 1, 2019 @ 12:43

    The three words idea is cool. Thanks for supporting the IWSG anthologies and for being co-host.

    I am earning pennies these days as an author. Good thing for the day job!

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    • admin2
      May 3, 2019 @ 14:01

      IWSG anthologies are always good reads. Wahoo for earning anything counts. Thanks for visiting.

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  28. Sadira Stone
    May 1, 2019 @ 12:33

    It’s always tough boiling down our work to a concentrated essence. Creating a back-cover blurbs and tagline for a 90K novel? Not easy. My tagline for my steamy romance line is Contemporary Romance with heart and heat–so I guess my three words are Contemporary, Heart, and Heat. (’cause romance & heart imply the same thing.)
    Congrats on your publishing success!

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 22:04

      Thank you. So true it is not easy I like your words.

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  29. Pat Garcia
    May 1, 2019 @ 12:24

    Thank you for making me aware of the new Emotion Thesaurus, and thank you very much for co-hosting.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 22:00

      Thank you for visiting with me.

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  30. J.Q. Rose
    May 1, 2019 @ 11:52

    ONLY 3 words? That’s tough for a wordwright, but sounds like fun. I am trying to figure out Medium and how it would help me. Kind of selfish, eh? I love love love Emotion Thesaurus. I didn’t know there was a new edition. Checking it out next. Thanks. AND thanks for co-hosting!!
    JQ Rose

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 21:58

      I love the Emotion Thesaurus too. Well, that is the same reason I am Medium to see if I can use it to find my audience. Thank you for visiting.

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  31. Jacqui Murray
    May 1, 2019 @ 11:42

    What a chock-full post. Loved GOG–reviewed it (as you probably know). I’ll be sharing it on my blog soon (and will let you know the date!).

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 21:51

      Ah… Thank you Jacqui, you are such a sweetheart.

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  32. Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor
    May 1, 2019 @ 11:37

    I like the idea of the three words. I’ll have to think of which ones apply to me. That’s a cute picture of you with Grumpy Old Gods 🙂

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 21:44

      Thank you. *blushes* I made the silliest face I could for another purpose then used the picture for grumpy and put the book cover in it. I thought it turn out fairly well in a fun aspect, so thank you very much for saying that.

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  33. Patsy
    May 1, 2019 @ 11:21

    The three words thing is interesting. I’m going for entertaining, uplifting and optimistic.

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 21:39

      I like them. I am little too dark inside to be satisfied with those although those are definitely things I want to bring to my writing. Also the type of person I want to be and used to be. I need to get back to that.

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  34. Christine Rains
    May 1, 2019 @ 10:51

    Lots of great stuff here! I really like your three words. It’s tough to think of three words. Hmmm… mythical, haunted, askew, enticing, bewitching. I’ll need to think more on that. I couldn’t think of a specific moment for this month’s question either, but I realized young the power of words. Thanks for co-hosting this month. 🙂

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 21:27

      I like mythical and haunted interesting first picks. It does make you think. Thanks for visiting.

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  35. Ronel Janse van Vuuren
    May 1, 2019 @ 10:41

    The three word thing is quite intriguing! It sounds like you have a busy time ahead — remember to breathe!

    Ronel visiting on #IWSG day: Help me, please!

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 16:48

      lol, things can get a bit overwhelming.

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  36. Angela Wooldridge
    May 1, 2019 @ 10:36

    Good grief, this post is packed with useful and interesting info! I don’t know where to start! Gonna have a play with the three word game 🙂

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 16:43

      lol, glad you enjoyed it.

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  37. C. Lee McKenzie
    May 1, 2019 @ 10:13

    Love the three word exercise. Great idea. And great that you are putting together an anthology to release in October. Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I’ll look forward to seeing those appropriately spooky stories.

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 16:36

      Halloween has always been my favorite too. Thank you.

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  38. T. Powell Coltrin
    May 1, 2019 @ 09:27

    Love your website and posts.

    Teresa

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 16:32

      Thank you.

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  39. Lee Lowery
    May 1, 2019 @ 09:23

    The three word exercise is intriguing! Great choices. I love the Thesaurus series. Those books really do help writer’s replace weak words with strong, expressive words.

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 16:25

      Me too. I like everything Angela and Becca do. Their site is awesome. Thank you.

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  40. Tamara Ann Narayan
    May 1, 2019 @ 09:16

    One word I love to have related to books I read (or maybe even write) is devastated. I love stories that rip your heart to shreds.

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 16:18

      I like emotional stories but tend to lean to HEA or something close to it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  41. Michelle Wallace
    May 1, 2019 @ 09:08

    I love words!
    Your three words are powerful and paint an interesting picture of your writing style/inclination.
    I’ve joined the Medium platform but I haven’t posted yet, since I first want to work on a goal; decide what I wish to achieve with it.

    Thank you for co-hosting this month!
    Happy IWSG Day!

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 16:17

      Yeah figuring it out what to do and goal once you learn that is where I am, but I post here in there testing different things. Thanks for visiting with me today.

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  42. Sheri
    May 1, 2019 @ 08:52

    That game sounds interesting! I’ll have to try it. And congrats on your story being published! That’s always something to celebrate. Thank you for co-hosting the IWSG.

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 16:08

      Thank you. I thought a cool game too.

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  43. Natalie Aguirre
    May 1, 2019 @ 08:05

    Congrats on being published! Enjoy your special time. And I’m like you. I didn’t have a specific time when words suddenly became powerful. I’ve loved reading and words ever since I was a young kid.

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 15:29

      Thank you.

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  44. Alex J. Cavanaugh
    May 1, 2019 @ 07:42

    Three words. I will have to think about that.
    Thanks for highlighting the IWSG anthology. And for co-hosting this month!

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 13:03

      You’re Welcome! I enjoyed the challenge.

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  45. Liza
    May 1, 2019 @ 06:44

    Wonderful three words. I’ll have to ponder that. Thank you for hosting IWSG.

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 12:45

      Thank you.

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  46. Nancy Gideon
    May 1, 2019 @ 06:01

    I LOVE words! Words are powerful, sexy, textured and active. When I read some of my first published books from the ’80s (Whoops, I gave away my age! I started publishing when I was 5-years old!) I’m horrified by how those sentences were diluted by passive voice and whimpy words. An old dog can learn new tricks! Thanks for hosting this month, Juneta!!

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 11:51

      No worries. I am an 80’s girl too. I started trying to write in a professional way late errr like 2011. I use a lot of excess words in my writing so takes time to weed them out and then I still miss some. Thank you.

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  47. J.H. Moncrieff
    May 1, 2019 @ 04:36

    Those are three great words to choose, Juneta! It would be challenging to choose anything better.

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    • admin2
      May 2, 2019 @ 11:48

      Thank you.

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