What’s in a word?
Some intriguing word!
coprolalomania: the use of foul language
graphomania: morbid desire for writing
hellenomania: using cumbersome Greek or Latin terms instead of readily understandable English words
klazomania: compulsory shouting
lalomania: abnormal interest in speech
logomania (or logomonomania): overtalkativeness
metromania: mania for writing words
onomatomania: mental derangement with regard to words (inability to recall a certain word, attaching special significance to a word, and so forth)
scribblemania (or scribbleomania): mania for scribbling
scribomania: writing a long succession of unconnected words
typomania: mania for writing for publication
verbomania: morbid talkativeness
So how many of these described the writer in you? For fun, next time you sit down to write, see how many of these you can use in your writing and let me know how you get on.
post by Patrick James