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Wondrous Words Wednesday

An image for the weekly meme Wondrous Words Wednesday… Is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading.

It is hosted by Kathy, over at BermudaOnion’s Weblog.

You can either stop by and leave a link to your own ‘mystery’ words of the week, or just browse the eclectic mix of words that others have discovered, there is always a great selection.

Don’t forget that Kathy and the rest of us, all love to read your comments  as well, so that we can visit and share your words of the week!

Kathy once remarked that we should be creative with our words and that is exactly what I seem to have managed to achieve this week. My words come from a variety of sources and are certainly an eclectic mix!

My first two words are taken from, ‘Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees’ by Grace Mattioli.

The first word may not appear too unusual, but I have to admit that I didn’t think that it was a valid word when I first came across it. So I checked it out and sure enough, it’s right there in the dictionary, although it is apparently a little used word in this day and age!

FAULTINESS

She knew that they were both better off separated, but she still hoped that they may reuinte, and that Frank would quite being a mean, crazy drunk, and that Donna would forgive him for his faultiness.

FAULTINESS .. The state of being defective.

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DIDACTIC

So he just listened to the rest of what his suddenly didactic sister had to say about peace, love and Wall Street.

DIDACTIC ..

1. Intended to instruct.
2. Morally instructive.
3. Inclined to teach or moralize excessively.
My next word actually forms the title of a book I have received for review by its author … ‘Gifts Of the Peramangk’ by Dean Mayes.
PERAMANGK
‘Gifts Of The Peramangk’ by Dean Mayes

The Peramangk are an Indigenous Australian people whose traditional lands are primarily located in the Adelaide Hills, but also in the southern stretches of the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. They were also referred to as the Mount Barker tribe, as their numbers were noted to be greater around the Mount Barker summit, but Peramangk country extends from the Barossa Valley in the north, south to Myponga, east to Mannum and west to the Mount Lofty Ranges.

Conflicting reports show enmity between the three tribes of the Adelaide region, the Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri and Peramangk, yet other reports tell that the Peramangk were held with some reverence due to their differing cultural practices.

Population and traditional practices are hard to verify as shortly after the European settlement of the Adelaide Hills, especially in Mount Barker and Hahndorf, the Peramangk had mysteriously disappeared. It is most likely that they were devastated or wiped out as a result of introduced diseases, but it is also possible that survivors integrated with the Kaurna or Ngarrindjeri tribes. In recent decades, there have been attempts to identify Peramangk descendants through genealogy and DNA testing.

My final word today, is taken from an interview I conducted with successful women’s fiction author, Geraldine Solon.

AUTHORPRENEUR

” My advice for a new writer is to know your market and reach out to your readers … you will need to promote your books and build a brand. In other words, learn how to be an Authorpreneur.”

Authorpreneurship may be defined in simple terms as the art of translating your writing ability into a stream of income. An authorpreneur is an author who gets paid to write. He or she is the writer who seriously treats his or her writing capability with a business approach.

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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