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Tricks of the trade

October 18, 2013
Posted at 6:46 pm

In the foreword to Penelope, Mistress of the Manor, I put a little blurb about one way the reader could deal with unfamiliar language by having Google open in a separate tab and typing the offending word into it for a quick definition.

My readers, of course, are lots smarter than I am, and came up with other ways to do things.

Here's what John said:


In your Foreword, you say: "Finally, part of the
purpose of writing this book was to play with
language. Language is fascinating, and I was
constantly fascinated while I wrote this. If you
find yourself getting frustrated with the language
you're about to wade through, just pull up Google
in a separate tab."

I suggest you add that on a Kindle (or in the
Kindle app on an iPad or Android device), simply
highlight the word and then tap to get either the
Google or Wiki definition.

If there are other tricks of the trade, let me know and I'll list them here. We can all learn something, perhaps.