Lately my vocabulary, and the internet for that matter, are failing me. I’ve been looking for single words with precise meanings. Repeatedly I find there is no one word to encapsulate the idea I am looking for.


  • An act of selfishness.
  • A law broken in the past where the known guilty offender has never been punished.
  • A transgression that leads specifically to war (aka an act of war).
  • Being in a state where the past has returned to haunt you.

Its causing me a small stint of writers block. Any words jump to mind please leave a comment. I’d like not to have to invent words, but then again, there might not be any other options.

Words That Don’t Exist
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4 thoughts on “Words That Don’t Exist

  • November 11, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Why don’t you put something generic in place of the word you’re looking for so you can continue writing and then come back to it later. That way you’ll have some time to think on it, and still get some writing done. 🙂

    • November 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Writer’s block was not the best choice of words. Its not causing me “writers block” so much as its making it so I can’t complete a task associated to writing.

      I want to update my back matter on the eBook edition of The Never Hero, to include a coming soon list as well as update the links to various social media, including my mailing list. The reason these specific words are causing issue is because they’re tied into what I want to actually title the sequel to The Never Hero. Originally I planned to call it The Never Paradox, but the further I get into the actual writing of the novel the less relevant that title begins to feel. Its only a pressing issue because I’d like to try out the KDP Countdown Promotion as I’m nearing the end of my first 90 days on KDP select. I want to have all my ducks in a row before launching a free book promotion.

      • November 11, 2014 at 9:53 pm

        Aha. Gotcha. Well I wish I could help. I’ve been trying to think what words might work, but no luck. 🙁 I’ll keep thinking in between my other thinking. 🙂

  • September 25, 2015 at 12:53 am

    It might be a bit of a stretch,and a year late but to attempt to find a word for an act of selfishnes. What about skimp? Skinch is probably a better example, but an antiquated relic of a word might not be what you had in mind.


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