Back to School – Reference: Bird by Bird, Resource: Pompous Ass Words

by jeanineoloughlin

September is the time when we in the US start preparing for the new school year. So each Monday I’ll be posting a piece of reference and a resource I use (have used) for developing my writing.



This is another great book that was suggested by a Creative Writing teacher of mine. Another great book with exercises to help you get that story you’ve had tucked inside out onto the page. A lot of my process has developed in breaking down my process into bite-sized pieces and just chipping away at the story.



Most of us don’t speak like a posh member of European aristocracy. So, this is a great resource for when you’re trying to give a character just that extra ounce of snoot in their dialogue.

Happy Writing!