The Heroic Journey 9: Heroes Change

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A word about the Hero in the beginning.

In a novel there are obstacles — tangible ones such as icebergs, aliens, a powerful lost Ark, fairy tale creatures invading Shrek’s swamp, or the Mafia. But there are also inner conflicts within the Hero which affect the outer conflict.

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Grammar Comics. Literally.

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  Growing up, I always loved the Sunday Comics section of my newspaper. So I thought I’d start a Sunday …

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Portmanteau Words

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A portmanteau word is created by combining two existing words. They are sometimes eventually recognized by dictionaries, but more often, they appear as slang and quickly fade into obsolescence. A common and relevant example is blog (web + log).

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Boot Idioms

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My post a couple days ago about “boots on the ground” got me thinking about idioms with the word boot in it. I came up with sixteen.

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