What is it called?: The Living Room Edition

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What is it called? is part of our Resources For Writers, where we help you build your descriptive vocabulary, one word at a time.

We start at home, literally, from the key items of furniture in our living room: the table, the chair, and the sofa. As writers, words are our most powerful tools, and knowing what things are called helps us be precise, deliberate, and add that necessary level of detail to bring the world alive in the readers’ imaginations.

It’s much more vivid to read, “The masks were hanging from the ear of the chair,” or that “their legs rested casually on the spindle“, and that “the cat was trying to find his way behind the front skirt panel“, is it not?

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Prakruti Maniar

Prakruti Maniar

Prakruti Maniar is editor and partner of Purple Pencil Project, and hustles as a writer, researcher and more. She is deeply invested in cultural heritage, especially stories, and is committed to saving the literary heritage of India. She has a Master of Arts in Digital Humanities from Loyola University Chicago.

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