I got my son to pick a name out of the hat from the commenters since last week and the winner of the 2012 Bylines Writer’s Desk Calendar is Noelle Ameijenda. Well done Noelle – I’ll put it in the post tomorrow. Thanks everyone for taking part.
The word for this week is thanks to a great magazine for writers that I stumbled upon recently called Words with Jam. I’ve taken out a free digital subscription and it’s pretty good – they’ve feature interviews with bestselling authors (Paulo Coelho for example), interviews with agents, FAQs, writing workshops, a few contests, book reviews, and they’re currently running a short fiction contest. If you’re a writer, especially in Ireland or UK, it’s worth a look.
The word is logodaedalus and it means “one who is cunning in the use of words”. The plural is logodaedali and the word comes from logos for word and Daedalus the inventor from Greek mythology who designed the minotaur’s labyrinth and created wings to fly, although sadly they didn’t function that well too near to the sun. He turns up as an amazing immortal inventor in the Percy Jackson books for kids, which I enjoyed reading recently.
I’m thinking that all wordfools and writers are logodaedali.
Until next time, happy reading, writing and wordfooling,