Daily Archives: August 12, 2010

Scooch Over, Dictionary!

Whenever I use my spell check, I almost always have a made up word or two in my writing.  I can’t help but to write the way my brain thinks.  And since I write for kids, my brain doesn’t think on a very adult level sometimes.

Do you ever make up words for your manuscript?  If so, what genre do you write for?  If you’re a stickler for dictionary words, does finding a made-up word bother you when reading?  What are some of your favorite fake words?