Writing

Problems of first-person narration

Excellent observations by Mooderino about writing in the first person. Check it out here: http://tmblr.co/ZKfOqx1T4LxG7

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A new word for ‘awesome.’ Please.

I have a narrow tolerance for words used too often. Yet recently I’ve found myself using ‘awesome’ and ‘amazing,’ primarily in response to postings on Facebook.

You know a word is worn out when it’s used by people like me–those beyond the margins of the hip world, whether we’re old or young.  The coolest among us have already countered overuse of these words with opposites, like saying ‘deadly’ instead of ‘great.’ (I made that one up, I’m not sure anyone uses it.)

So tell me, what are the new substitutes for ‘amazing’ and ‘awesome?’ Or invent some. Please.