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Erika Hayes, Author – Write like a reader, read like a writer and edit like a beast!


Our word power today is not that interesting. (See what I did there, haha) Okay, that may have been a little childish– Okay, really,  that’s enough.

As a writer, this is an adjective that I would never want used to describe my work, or anyone’s work really. It is, however, a great word for character description.  Building our list of adjective really helps us become better writers.   Using words like jejune can help teach our readers without a lecture.  Lemony Snicket Series of Unfortunate Events books,  crafted words like this into his books. It was a joy to see how the author of those books teach kids.  If you’ve never read them, I suggest you give it a try.  Kid’s books maybe but great stories none the less.  Here’s a link to the first one.

Enjoy today’s not so jejune word.

Example of the word in use:

He breathed out slowly,  “Stop being so damn jejune Abigail. I know you’re mad at me. Just talk to me.”

The Challenge:

Write a poem, use jejune as the primary adjective for the object of your poem.

*Use either definition, but make it clear which you are using.

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