Archive for April 2014

Quacksalver & Quisling — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

QSince I started this contest, this was the one letter I had been dreading. My usual resources turned up nothing and I had to be rather creative in using Q. I’m glad I found something, but I imagine my last 3 letters will be equally challenging.

Today I am doing Quacksalver and Quisling. Such weird terms, but then again, Q produces some weird sounding words.

I look forward to hearing from you on the bottom, as I want to know what you think.

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Post-Climax Confrontation & Prologue — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

PHere I am leading up to one of the toughest letters and I get sideswiped by P. I think I’m going insane honestly. While I’ve had a good response to this challenge, all in all, I partially regret undertaking it. Well, no matter… I will finish what I start.

Today we are dealing Post-Climax Confrontation and the infamous Prologue.

Please give me a shoutout and let me know you are still there, I love hearing from you…and perhaps you can win a chocolate cake.

*Warning: There is not chocolate cake to be won

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Olfactory Imagery & Out-of-Character Moment— A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

OWhen you think of tough letters, your first thoughts are Q, X, Y, Z…but O? O my God, this was a tough letter to find words for. There are words, but to do what I’m trying to do, nothing good. I finally found something interesting that I think will knock your socks off, but I would prefer if you kept your feet in the air while you read this. And if you’re not wearing socks, can you slip them on first? Thank you.

Today I am doing Olfactory Imagery and Out-of-Character Moment

You know the drill, give you the words, link them together (somehow) and you let me know what you think. Great fun for everyone.

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Nash Equilibrium & Need-Hierarchy Theory — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

NWe are now past the middle point of both the month and the challenge, and what a ride it has been so far. Already I am feeling the fatigue of this challenge, wanting to stop. Up until now, this has expanded my mind to new possibilities and from what I can see, it has expanded yours as well. Now, we are taking this challenge to a new level.

Today we are reviewing Nash Equilibrium and Need-Hierarchy Theory.

As always, I look forward to your posts, they become the highlight of my day. So show me your love, and I will show you mine. Wait, that sounds wrong….Oh well.

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Machiavellianism & Mary Sue — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

MFinally in the middle…of both the month and the alphabet. Today will be a fun one as this was the letter I was most looking forward to since I started this. It has been an uphill battle to get here, but I am proud of my commitment.

Today is Machiavellianism and Mary Sue. Two key terms, and both related to the written word.

Everyone has been great in showing their support, and I always try to respond and look at your work to show support. Thank you.

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Learned Helplessness & Least Effort Principle — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

LNow starting the third week and we start off with L, or as I call it, the Longest titLe for this chaLLenge thus far! Like many letters up to this point, L proved to be a challenge and I had to once again scour the internet for good words that still represent concepts that writers should know.

Today we tackle Learned Helplessness and Least Effort Principle.

I thank everyone for the support thus far and I look forward to reaching the end of our path together. Show me you’re still out there with a comment below.

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Katharsis & Kleos — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

KNow we come to the end of the second week with K. I would like to believe the difficulty of this letter was the last of my challenge, but I know that this challenge is going to get even worse. My problem is not with finding words (though that is still a challenge) but finding two words that I can connect together.

Today we have Katharsis and Kleos. So obscure that Firefox thinks they are misspellings.

As always, post below and tell me what you think. I love the attention… I mean encouragement… yeah, encouragement.

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Justice & Justification — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

JI end the second week with two very unforgiving letters. The letter J is so promising, it has a great sound to it, and yet there are so few J words. We need more I tell you. And with K, I cry.

Today I tackle Justice and Justification. Important for worldbuilding and character development.

And before you leave today, please post what you think. I’ll be more than happy to read and respond.

 

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In Medias Res & Iceberg Theory — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

IComing close to the end of the second week and we are now on I. You would think this letter would have been a challenge, but surprisingly, there are many literary terms beginning with “i”.

Today we’ll be looking at In Medias Res and Iceberg Theory. Don’t fret if you haven’t heard these term, I didn’t until I looked these up. They are important terms to know and how they relate to each other is equally important.

As always, please post below, let me know how I am doing and what you are getting out of this.

 

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Hubris & Hemingway Code — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

HHere we are on H, which gives us something easier in a week of complicated letters. But don’t worry, from here on out, we’ll get tougher letters. Wait…when I said don’t worry, I meant the opposite. Worry, panic if you have to.

Today we are doing Hubris and Hemingway Code.

As always, please post below, tell me what you think, and if I get something wrong, kindly tell me. I’m a big man*, I can take it.

*big man in a figurative way

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