Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Concretize

Concretize means to make something concrete rather than abstract. Concrete in this case meaning 'existing in material form' not a mix of sand and cement.

Actually getting on and writing your story, as opposed to just day dreaming about seeing it in a bookshop, will concretize your brilliant idea into something you can submit for publication.

Concretize may also be spelled as concretise.

(This is an old photo of the booksigning for my first ever published book. It's now available in a newer edition.)

16 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Yup - you have shorter summer hair now! Concretize - ugly word isn't it .. but it says what it means ... settles into position .. cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bet you'll never forget the events of your first book though!

oscar case said...

My brain is concretized or concretised.

Susan A Eames said...

Yes, well, quite! I've only recently realised I must stop day-dreaming and get the thing written. :)

klahanie said...

Hi Patsy,

Thank you for spelling it in both versions. A good, concrete post. Nice pose in the photo.

Gary

Patsy said...

Not the prettiest of words, but it does the job.

Patsy said...

Ypu're right there. Alex.

Patsy said...

I've experienced that feeling, Oscar. Hope it's only temporary for you.

Patsy said...

It's easy to make more plans than progress, Susan.

Patsy said...

Actually, I only had the version with the Z to start with, but an online friend pointed out my omission.

Annalisa Crawford said...

It looks like a very cumbersome word to use in a sentence, though.

Neil Waring said...

Cannot think of a place I would use it, but nice word. I'm with Oscar and my brain

Patsy said...

Hard to drop in casually I agree, Annalisa.

Patsy said...

Keep it moving then, Neil. That seems to stop cement from setting.

Shane Telford said...

I think we know who Channel 4 will be calling if Susie Dent ever pulls a sicky!

Patsy said...

I suspect she's far too conscientious for that!