I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website!
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
This blog is about books, mine and other fab authors', but occasionally I'll share about other topics.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Tuesday Word Smart & WriteOnCon Starts!
The Word of the Week is SANGUINE.
(SANG gwin) adj cheerful; optimistic; hopeful
* a great word for the mood at WriteOnCon! *
Miguel was sanguine about his chances of winning the Nobel Peace Prize, even though, as an eighth grader, he hadn't really done anything to deserve it.
The ebullient checkers champion remained sanguine in defeat; he was so sure of himself that he viewed even catastrophe as merely a temporary setback.
Don confuse sanguine (a nice word) with sanguinary (not a nice word). Sanguinary means bloodthirsty.
Have fun with words!