Excerpt from Success, Your Path to a Successful Book,
by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill.

A favorite of ours is Words that make a difference and how to use them in a masterly way, by Robert Greenman. The examples used in his book are all from the New York Times. We’ve chosen two examples for style and content:

guile gighl
slyness and cunning in dealing with others; craftiness

“The footage of Elvis’s early press conference makes it even more abundantly clear why his fans fell in love with him. In those days, Elvis was so guileless that his every thought registered clearly on his face. When he met the press, he was trusting and sweet. He grew to be more oddly comfortable with all of these inquisitive strangers, in fact, than he may have been in private. In any case, it must have been easy for his fans to imagine that Elvis was someone they really knew.”

poseur po ZAYR
a person who practices an affected manner to impress others or to be noticed by them, a phony

“Nancy LaMott is a model of unaffected sweetness in a cabaret field crowded with poseurs, and her spare, intimate Christmas album projects the same aura of cleancut nostalgia as her live performances…”

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Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill
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