Sometimes being a writer is just soooo hard. You have to be able to use a computer and that keyboard thingie. You have to be able to write real words — and not just any words, they have to be the right words. But sometimes I get so nervous about trying to pick the absolutely, totally correct and awesome word, that I make a mistake.
Like just today, I was writing an article for Yahoo! Shine and I needed to find the right word to go before the word bolt. Was it lightning or lightening? If only there were some way to see which word to choose. Like a picture or something, ya know?
I remember what Mark Twain said. He was a great American writer. Mr. Twain said, “The difference between the right word and the nearly right word is the same as the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” Or maybe he said “lightening and the lightening bug.”