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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Collect words!

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"In your poems, 
talk about what you know.  
Talk about what you think.  
Talk about what you feel.  
Talk about what you wonder.


Buy your own dictionary.  
Read your dictionary every day.  
CIRCLE exciting words.  
The more words you know, 
the better 
you will be able to express yourself, 
your thoughts." 

~ Gwendolyn Brooks, 
in The Place My Words are Looking For

Great advice from a great poet!  I still have the notebook I started in 8th grade or so, that I used to collect words. These days, when I come across new words I want to remember, I usually don't write them down in my book.  I do put them into a list on the computer, however. :)

How about you? Do you collect words?

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