Today the Dragon Wins

"Today the Dragon Wins" offers information from Fantasy Author and Professional Editor Sandy Lender. You'll also find dragons, wizards, sorcerers, and other fantasy elements necessary for a fabulous story, if you know where to look...

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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Word of the Day
Friday, January 26, 2007
Yearn (verb) – Okay, I doubt there’s anyone who needs this word defined, but, it’s just such a fabulous word that I couldn’t pass up the chance to use it today. The word means…to be consumed with longing; to deeply desire something; to crave something with insistent and lingering wishing. To feel deep tenderness and sympathy. To desire the attainment of something that goes unfulfilled.

Now isn’t that a great word? Can’t you just feel it?

(the word originates in Old English with “giernan or gyrnan” meaning “to strive”)
(Personally, I think the word must have originated with Abelarde pining for his Heloise, and if you don’t know the story, oh, man, it’s harsh! And it’s true…)

Word in a Sentence: In my novel Choices Meant for Gods, Nigel yearned to get back to the Taiman estate before anyone could threaten Chariss and her guardian into fleeing.

Your turn! And with a word like this, I yearn for passion from those keyboards, people!

"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."

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Blogger Jeni said...

Yearning for the touch of someone long gone from my life can be both depressing and exhilarating at the same time. Go figure!

1:04 PM  

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