The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Guest: Lisa Acerbo
No Trouble at All
Trouble from the past can kill your future. It’s a bad day for Sophie Carter when she stumbles across a dead body in the woods. But when the suspected murderer turns out to be a leather-clad vagabond who died in 1889, her carefully controlled quiet life explodes. Not only is Sophie in the wrong place at the wrong time, as a local history buff who loves old legends, she knows too much about the past to remain uninvolved. Trouble is a killer and no one can escape.
Lisa Acerbo is a high school teacher and adjunct faculty at the University of Phoenix. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughters, three cats, and two horses. When not writing, she mountain bikes, hikes, and tries to pursue some type of further education. She recently completed her EdD.
Acknowledging one of our current Republican candidates who, like Herodotus, thought the pyramids at Giza were built to store grain.
The Egyptians built the Pyramids in the shape of a huge triangular cube. The Pyramids are a range of mountains between France and Spain.
What would you say to a new writer? You, not me. What advice would you give to your younger self? Could that be a book or an blog article?
Word of the Week:
with Anu Garg
What’s a synonym for the word synonym? That’s not a rhetorical question. There are, in fact, synonyms for the word synonym in the English language: poecilonym and polyonym, from Greek poecilo- (various) and poly- (many) + -onym (name).
And a synonym is not an idle curiosity. There are times when a synonym can say the same thing, but in a softer, more oblique way. Think perspire vs sweat. Think copulate or defecate vs their four-letter synonyms.
This week we’ll see five Latinate synonyms of the more direct Anglo-Saxon acts.
verb intr.: To sneeze.
From Latin sternuere (to sneeze). Earliest documented use: 1745.
“He sternutated. That broke the spell.”
Avram Davidson; The Island Under the Earth; Ace; 1969.