The Bon Mot, or Choosing the Right Word

The Bon Mot, or Choosing the Right Word

As a writer, you need to be as sensitive as possible to the nuances of language — natch.  You need to be alert to the various meanings a word can have, and how context can alter them.  In the editing process you need to make sure you have anticipated every...

Lost in Translation

On the menu in the only cafe in the little village of Gurgy we saw ( Oh jubilation) Eggs stink to a smoked salmon house, a starter to be sampled at all costs and then followed up with Net of trout in the green cabbage wipes French blue-veined cheese.      What a...