Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Fictive – Wordplay Wednesday™ 04/03/2019

I Dare Say … Indubitably!
It’s a tough trick as a writer or other creative person to speak and write imaginatively without coming off as pompous or arrogant. This week’s word is especially cool because it is deceptively sophisticated. Short and sweet …

FICTIVE (fikʹtiv) adj. – 1) of fiction or the production of fiction; 2) not real, imaginary, feigned  [WW #210]
While relatively common, fictive isn’t seen much in a story of fiction … only as a description of the work. Consider slipping it into a character’s vocabulary, polishing their creatively expressive dialogue.

Even in your own casual conversation, how often do you slip fictive into the chat when discussing your books and other writing? I’d guess never … well, that’s okay, neither have I. So what are you waiting for?

Work fictive into your vocabulary for an inventive touch to your hefty arsenal of factual and fictive lexes.

Word Challenge: FICTIVE. Challenge your creative prowess, as you fit fictive into your week of unreal writing.

Learning knows no prejudices or boundaries, and it isn’t fattening! Expanding your mind is a no-cost, simple joy. Do you feel that way too? What’s your inspiration? Share your creative genius and Wordplay Wednesday comments below.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 


[LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series about pioneering R&R Radio DJs. The true behind-the-mic tales make GREAT Holiday Gifts available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon … The Psychedelic Seventies!]


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