1. Buzzfeed’s Beautiful Words: 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences in literature. I found them very inspiring.
2. From Sliptalk. They call it, “These 33 One-Sentence Quotes Will Blow Your Mind Every Time. Especially The 8th One.” That’s a bit of an overstatement, but they are nice and noble and short! (That can’t be said about the ads!)
3. Untranslatable Words. This is a beautiful collection of words from other cultures that can’t be translated into English. I love the illustrations and I also like thinking of the imagination that came up for the need for these words. I also want to put them in my every day use right now. And then I found the same list even MORE beautifully illustrated!
4. Words Lining Up Together. A fascinating article from NPR about loving sentences. I want to sit and read this forever.
5. Filter words. My friend Jude Knight has a list of “filter words” that are dull, uninteresting and serve little purpose. Use this list to weed out the ugly and make room for the beautiful.
6. Power words. Here’s a list of 317 “power words” that you can sprinkle in your prose. The context of this article is blogging, but any of these words will do for your fiction too!
7. The Last Words. Huffington Post has a list of the most beautiful last lines in literature that “will make you want to read the whole book.” (Hey kids! Who wants to go to the library with me today?)
8. Famous Poetic Words. The 50 Most Quotes Lines of Poetry. Here’s another one I just want to sit and savor.
9. Musical Words. This fascinating article from The Guardian admires the beauty of the lyrics in Stephen Sondheim musicals. I loved this! (Hey kids! Who wants to go to New York with me today?
10. Funny words. And to finish up, Merriam Webster has a list of the ten funniest words in English. I love their lists!