I’ve been sidetracked today so here goes with the Y. Only Z's left to squeeze out and then I can take a breather. This post has to do with long-windedness in writing.
Apart from a shaggy-haired wild ox, to yak is to talk endlessly. All writers should avoid wordiness. Being concise in our writing is a good yardstick against which to measure our skills. A yarn in which characters yap non-stop may make readers yelp with excitement or send hearts galloping for want of a break.
Conversely, making readers yawn through your narrative is to be avoided as much as having them yawp in disbelief at the actions of your characters. A year and a day spent zig-zagging through the plot will give them a yen to sample another book. Readers will also yammer to their friends about your novel taking them way over yonder and back (for no good reason).
A few rounds of editing will yield fluent prose that will wow readers into saying a resounding ‘Yes!’ at the thought of reading another of your tight yarns.
Yippee! All done!
There are many varies of Yam grown in Jamaica and each has its own name. A sampling would include the popular Yellow Yam, Renta and St. Vincent. I believe that in America, a sweet potato is described as a yam. However, yam as West Indians know it is a starchy tuber that grows on a climbing plant. Farmers use stakes for the yam vines. (See picture above). Yams are eaten with other starchy foods like dumplings, green bananas and sweet potatoes.