Blacksmiths were an integral part of colonial America. Every facet of life was touched by this profession—from horseshoes for transportation, weapons and iron gates for protection, and tools and accessories for cooking.
According to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, a Smith is “literally, the striker, the beater; hence, one who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals; as an iron-smith; gold-smith; silver-smith.”
Writers are wordsmiths. To read the rest…http://soyouwanttowrite.org/2011/06/wordsmith/
First lines matter—just ask the nervous guy trying to get the cute girl. I uncovered these two “pick-up” lines today: “You’re so sweet, you’re going to put Hershey’s out of business,” and “Do you know why the sky is so gray? All the blue is in your eyes.”