Wednesday (evening) Magic District: Dilettante

September 9, 2009 at 7:09 pm (Magic District)

My trusty online dictionary (It’s on the Internet!  It must be true!) says that the word dilettante is originally Italian, “person loving the arts,” from dilettare, “to delight.”  That’s a nice etymology, which makes me feel a little better about the word even though the real meaning is “someone who’s interested in a subject but not necessarily knowledgeable or committed to it.”  So today’s disjointed, scrambled, late Magic District post covers part of what I like about skipping from genre to genre, both as a writer and a reader.

And now, back to slogging through the revision.  I can make this work, I know it, I’ll just have to add pirates keep writing.


  1. auntielou said,

    Zombie pirates who ride unicorns. Be sure to include a map of their route.

    • mlronald said,


  2. auntielou said,

    Yeah, yeah. I’m getting the hang of this fantasy stuff.

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