#atozchallenge Z is for Zarf


by Lillian Csernica on April 30, 2019

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Names are powerful. To know the name of a thing is to possess some degree of control over it. Long before I learned about that belief, I had already fallen in love with knowing the names of rocks, seashells, plants, and animals.

Few activities are better for learning new words than reading a lot. You never know what you might come across. That’s one reason I love to read historical fiction and nonfiction. There’s no pleasure like finding the exact word.

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What does all this have to do with the word ZARF?

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A standard cardboard coffee cup sleeve. That phrase is a bit of a mouthful, isn’t it?

Clarity and precision are my watchwords. First draft might be all over the place, but a good solid edit will include the right words in the right places. A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but you won’t get the same mental image!

giphyThis brings us to the end of the 2019 A to Z Blog Challenge. Many thanks to all of you who have been kind enough to stop by, like a post, and leave a comment. I’m always happy to hear from you.

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3 Comments

Filed under #atozchallenge, Blog challenges, editing, Food, historical fiction, publication, Writing

3 responses to “#atozchallenge Z is for Zarf

  1. Didn’t know there WAS a word for that!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. And congratulation for finishing it! It was a great challenge. I enjoyed it! And to be honest, it’s one of the very few I managed to keep up with (more or less…) this year.

    Well, I suppose this is the opportune time to start thinking at next year’s challenge? 😉

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