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Reach for this Resource When You Are Searching for the Right Word

  • Oct 6, 2012
While I work with words every day in my career in publishing, at times I struggle to find the right words for the right time and place. Liz Duckworth has served every reader with this slim volume: A PERFECT WORD FOR EVERY OCCASION.

As she writes in the introduction about our computerized world saying, "Because I think somehow the act of pushing a button to instantly find anything has robbed us of the ability to access our own heart to find the right word at the right time….Okay, it's not just technology's fault. It's our culture, our fast-paced lives, our lack of practice crafting what we write." Page 10-11)

Duckworth covers ten important areas and in each case gives the reader Guidelines for Finding the Right Words, Prompts to Help You Begin, Words to Make Your Own, What Others Say: Quotes Worth Sharing and Scripture Passages to Read or Quote. Also each chapter includes a fictional character called Aunt Me-me with specific insights about what NOT to say.

Keep this book handy because you will want to reach for the insight and wisdom contained in A PERFECT WORD FOR EVERY OCCASION. I loved it.
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I am an Acquisitions Editor at Morgan James Publishing. I have written more than 60 books for traditional publishers and for more than 50 magazines. My blog on The Writing Life has more than 1,100 searchable … more
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Have you ever wondered just what to say at a funeral, to a friend whose spouse is fighting cancer, or to someone going through a breakup?

The right words don't always come easily. Sometimes we're so afraid to say the wrong thing that we say nothing at all or resort to cliches. But with a little help you can share the perfect message that will draw you nearer to friends and loved ones.

This book offers examples and guidelines for things to say, lines to write, and Scripture verses to share. Full of encouraging messages organized by category--sympathy, thank-yous, congratulations, etc.--it will help you save time while strengthening your relationships. You will find the right words for formats old and new: Facebook messages, emails, cards, texting, receiving lines, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, funerals, and more. You'll even discover what not to say.

A Perfect Word for Every Occasionis a trustworthy resource for words to bless the ones you love.
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