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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

Recce – an informal term for reconnaissance, and reconnoiter, it’s an abbreviation of those two words that started being used in the 1940s.

Ensconce – to establish or settle someone in a comfortable, safe place.

Chagrin – an annoyance or distress at having failed or been humiliated. And it can also be a a verb, if you are chagrined, you are distressed or humiliated.

Mollified- to appease the anger or anxiety of someone. As you can see, today the words have a similar emotional connection.

Wynceyette – A lightweight napped flannelette, used especially for nightclothes and undergarments.

Cantered – related to horses. The pace of a horse or other quadruped between a trot and a gallop, with not less than one foot on the ground at any time.

Atoll – a ring-shaped reef, island or chain of islands formed of coral.

And check out the NaNoWriMo website: https://nanowrimo.org/

14:35 Advice on writing from Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction.
Read more here:
https://wordmaze.cafe/2017/09/02/writing-advice-patricia-highsmith/

Featured Books in Today’s Episode:

“Breaking Cover” by Stella Rimington
“The Letter” by Kathryn Hughes
“Predictably Irrational” by Dan Ariely
“Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction” by Patricia Highsmith