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10 Verbs that are contronyms

by • March 27, 2014
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Have you ever encountered a word and thought that it meant the opposite of what you remembered? If so, you may have come across a contronym. A contronym, often referred to as a Janus word or autoantonym, is a word that evokes contradictory or reverse meanings depending… MORE →

Writing in the Voice of Me

by • March 25, 2014
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Guest post from Tilia Klebenov Jacobs  “My book is about, um, me.  Is that okay?” This is the question I get most often when I teach novel-writing classes.  And I say go for it, because every novelist is a memoirist and every memoirist is a novelist.  Even the… MORE →