Wikipedia says:”The word wordsmith may refer to:

“Another word for writer”

WordSmith, a collection of corpus linguistics tools

“Wordsmith (TV series), an instructional television series

“Wordsmith.org, a linguistics website founded by Anu Garg”

but I have used the word in the sense my OED uses the word “word-painter” as a writer who describes something so vividly in words that a picture is painted in the imagination of the reader.
This journal is for your favourite examples of worsmiths or wordpainters – those poets, novelists and other writers who have a special facility with words. Beyond a few examples in my introductory page I shall leave the choices open to journalers to add their own favourite wordsmith, and add pictures, quotations and details as each moocher sees fit.
Please do not alter the work of other moochers, please add your name, BM id and date of entry, and PLEASE relist and resend promptly and keep the journal circulating. I am saddened by the selfishness of a few journalers in retaining, delaying or losing the journals that belong to others, and heartened by the numbers of responsible, talented, generous journalers who add to the diversity of the journaling experience. Please see my journalling guidelines in my bio in red, with a list (hopefully up-to-date) of the journals I have created and released into the wild!

-Mark T. (tennantfamily)


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