wait this word doesn’t exist?

I use obliviate and obliviation all the time in my writing as the verb form of oblivion. After searching for these words on I now realize these words don’t actually exist. I should do the right thing and edit them out of my book, but I love them. is it ok to coin a word if you use it consistently in your writing? I kind of think it would be a loss to remove it.

Emerald Books

Gray Fox Walks: an artistic children’s book celebrating the natural world

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By isaacpeterson

Isaac Peterson is an author, artist, and educator living in Oregon. Isaac illustrates children's books for both print media and animated IOS and Android applications. Isaac is working on his first science fiction novel. You can read portions of it in the writing blog. An accomplished film photographer, he recently won first place in a group show at fotofoto gallery in New York.

One reply on “wait this word doesn’t exist?”

Ha ha. That’s great, those are great words, they SOUND like they should exist…you are such a good writer. You know Shakespeare made up words and so did the Apostle Paul
You have skunked me on vocabulary, I love it when I come across a word I don’t recognize like that one you used at the start of your novel started with a p, very cool word, can’t think of how to spell it right now, haven’t had my coffee

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