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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

ennead
NOUN

rare
A group or set of nine.
Example sentences
‘I think that it goes back even further, to the Ennead, the pantheon of nine gods and goddesses in ancient Egypt.’
‘Ennead refers to a grouping of typically 9 gods.’
Origin
Mid 16th century: from Greek enneas, ennead-, from ennea ‘nine’.
Pronunciation

ennead/ˈɛnɪad/


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Arizona cloud formations photos





Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

enlace
VERB

literary
Entwine or entangle.
‘a web of green enlaced the thorn trees’
More example sentences
Origin
Middle English: from Old French enlacier, based on Latin laqueus ‘noose’.
Pronunciation

enlace/ɪnˈleɪs//ɛnˈleɪs/


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona cloud formations photos





Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

enkindle
VERB

literary
1Set on fire.
‘the glare from its enkindled roof illumined its innermost recesses’
2Arouse or inspire (an emotion)
‘fresh remembrance of vexation must still enkindle rage’
Pronunciation

enkindle/ɛnˈkɪnd(ə)l//ɪnˈkɪnd(ə)l/


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona cloud formations photos






Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.


Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

enkephalin
(also encephalin)
NOUN

Biochemistry
Either of two peptide compounds occurring naturally in the brain, related to the endorphins and having similar physiological effects.
Example sentences
Origin
1970s: from Greek enkephalos ‘brain’ (from en- ‘in’ + kephalē ‘head’) + -in.
Pronunciation
enkephalin/ɛnˈkɛf(ə)lɪn/



Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona sunset photographs







Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

enjambed
ADJECTIVE

(of a line, couplet, or stanza of verse) ending part-way through a sentence or clause which continues in the next.
Example sentences
‘In the last four lines, all of them enjambed, Ryan begins to break against the units of grammatical and syntactical sense that give the first nine lines their air of balanced authority and control.’
‘Another aural effect created by it in highly enjambed poems is a counterpoint of the pauses expected at the end of lines with the pauses that occur mid-line as they frame a completed thought or grammatical unit.’
Origin
Late 19th century: from French enjamber ‘stride over’ + -ed.
Pronunciation

enjambed/ɛnˈdʒam//ɪnˈdʒam/


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.