The following words and their definitions come up in today’s episode, as well as the context in which they’re used in the books they appear. There is also a brief description of each book.

The last part of the podcast includes some writing advice or insights into the craft of writing.

Words Featured in Today’s Episode

Soubriquet – a person’s nickname.

Insouciant – showing a casual lack of concern.

Douse – pour a liquid over, drench and extinguish.

Glibly – fluent, but insincere and shallow.

Soubrette – a minor female role in a comedy.

Iniquity – immoral or grossly unfair behaviour.

Cantankerous – bad tempered, argumentative and uncooperative.

Lackluster – lacking in vitality, force or conviction. Of the hair or the eyes, not shining, dull.

Lauding – praising, to extol. As a noun, it can be a hymn of praise.

Featured Books in Today’s Episode:

“Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King.
“Funny Girl” by Nick Hornby.
“Creativity Inc” by Ed Catmull.
“On Writing” by Stephen King
Patricia Highsmith’s “Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction”

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