The subtlety of words

In fiction, word choices are as important as they are in poetry. Recently, a friend of mine put the following up on Facebook: Advice both elegant and succinct on how to distinguish between the words "elusive" and "illusory," from "Fowler's Modern English Usage," 2/e: "The elusive mocks its pursuer, the illusory its possessor." One of … Continue reading The subtlety of words