Any given word is a bundle, and meaning sticks out of it in various directions.
—Osip Yemilyevich Mandelstam, Conversation about Dante
Think of a writing-related word you’d like to look up, and click its first letter. Even if you don’t find your word, you’ll find others just as worthy.
This glossary is not a list of all words about writing—you’d be scrolling all day. It’s a set of definitions that evolved while I was writing Word Up! My research obliterated some of my assumptions, revealed some new terms, and deepened my understanding of some old terms. I hope that you will make discoveries of your own here.
Get the full glossary and more in the book: Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs (And Everything You Build from Them)
(Filming and editing by Asia Brown)