Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Round-Up - #194

Jean Fischer, at The Walrus and The Carpenter, gives 5 ways to polish your word weaving skills.

Writers: Do you have any fun ways to improve your writing? Please share.

Readers: What types of word games do you enjoy? Puzzles, Word Search, etc.?

I like the Word Search puzzles. It stretches my brain to look for words in odd configurations.

Have a blessed weekend!


Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Reading improves my writing, for sure. And I love word games and puzzles too :)
Have a great weekend Susan, blessings.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. I don't do many - I can do Soduku, Scrabble, Crossword puzzles - but all badly! I usually scan numerous articles for ideas and thoughts - then let my brain wander in silence .. I love those times!

Cheers Hilary

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja - I also love to read, but the only puzzles I like are the word search variety.

Hi Hilary - Soduku is a mystery to me. When I visit my friend up north, we usually play several games of Scrabble.

Susan :)

Sarah Forgrave said...

Oh I'm a huge word puzzle fan! I buy those big fat variety puzzle books. They bend my brain more than it wants to be bent sometimes, but they're still fun. :)

Karen Lange said...

I too, like to read to stretch my writing and thinking skills. Writing prompts are helpful too, but I don't often take time to do them.

Happy weekend!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sarah - A lot of people gravitate toward puzzles and enjoy them. The worst ones for me: jigsaw puzzles. I love the end result, but don't have patience to do them.

Hi Karen - I'm more of a reader as well. While writing prompts are intriguing, the time factor prevents much paddling in that pool.

Susan :)

Chatty Crone said...

I like the word search too Susan. sandie

Jeanette Levellie said...

Isn't she a sweetie to help us improve? Christian Writers are the world's most generous people, always willing to share what they know.

Reading, praying, and going on writers blogs helps me improve my writing.

I love word games like Balderdash and Boggle. Thanks for asking!

Jessica Nelson said...

I agree with Marja. I don't have any tricks though, just the basic stuff.

jean Fischer said...

Susan, thanks for the link. Listening to books on audio has helped my writing. For some reason, I hear a rhythm in words that helps me to weave them together.


Diane said...

Reading and I homeschool with my kids so that makes me think and on my toes a lot. :O)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Chatty - Yay for Word Search puzzles!

Hi Jen - Oh yes, praying is at the top of my list!

Hi Jess - Basics work. We all learn in different ways.

Hi Jean - Ooo, another great tip!

Hi Diane - Yes, teaching keeps the ol' gray matter pumping. When I was teaching a Bible Study, I learned more than the students. :)