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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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Word of the Day
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Vitiate (transitive verb) – To spoil something; to debase, pervert, ruin, morally corrupt something; to impair the quality of something (the word originates in Latin)

Word in a Sentence: In my novel Choices Meant for Gods, The Master Rothahn knows of Nigel Taiman’s true heritage, and fears it will vitiate not only Chariss’s character and nature, but her resolve to do her duty.

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

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Blogger M. B. Weston said...

How about, "Waiting for my book to come out has vitiated my desire to write...." Well, it hasn't exactly made me morally defunct, but it's perverting my desire to write!

5:19 PM  
Blogger Jeni said...

Associating with people who are frequently, if not nearly constantly high on drugs, camping out in the local pubs, being in the company of known gangsters, all can easily work to vitiate a young person's mind and spirit.

11:39 PM  
Blogger Sandy Lender said...

Questions asked of bankruptcy attorneys that reveal other person's underhanded machinations vitiate my resolve to remain non-homicidal during my divorce proceedings.

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

9:28 AM  

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