Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Here's something interesting that I confess I hadn't really thought about. The word plethora. Like most people, I equated it with meaning 'a lot of', but the more accurate definition is actually 'in excess' or 'overabundance'. Similar meanings, but plethora shouldn't be used to simply mean 'a lot'. I looked it up on the internet just to see how it should be used and found that it is used in medical terminology to mean an excess of blood or bodily fluids. Such as, there is a plethora of blood in the kidney, etc. I also found that a reddish skin tone can be referred to as plethoric. That, I'd never heard of. So, if you want to write that there is a lot of something, don't use plethora, just say 'a lot'.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Where did the time go? It's almost time for the Barnes & Noble Local Authors Festival in Ventura, CA. This should be a really fun event with some amazing local authors showcasing their books. Of course I'll be there with A Woman's Way and hope there'll be a great turn-out. It promises to be a lovely sunny Southern California Saturday.