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Illusion of Control – A to Z Challenge, Literary Terms

II’ve been getting good responses to my challenge this year, very much like last year. This makes me very glad that others enjoy this stuff as much as I do. Last year was a lot of fun to do and this year is proving to be quite the challenge. By that rate, next year will be a monster of epic proportions… unless I do something else.

Today we have Illusion of Control.

 

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BIRG & CORF – New Age Literary Terms

large_open_bookToday we tackle BIRG and CORF. A double header today. While two different concepts, BIRG and CORF go hand in hand with each other, it is difficult to talk about one without mentioning the other.

 

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Amygdala Hijack — New Age Literary Term

large_open_bookToday, we have Amygdala Hijack. This explains a physiological process in our brain in how we respond to stimuli. As always, there is a lot of information to go over, but I promise that this will be useful in character building moments for your story.

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#atozchallenge Theme Reveal

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Today, as you can see, is the reveal of my AtoZ Challenge Theme Reveal.

For those who don’t know what this is, AtoZ Challenge is a blog challenge were people come together to make a post for 26 days of a month for each corresponding letter. The calendar shows which day you write a blog and what letter your blog title has to begin with.

APRIL-CALENDAR [2015]

Why do this? There is no prize to be won here. I do it because I like the challenge, and that I’ve met some great people in doing this. More than that, it is a great way to bring people to your website.

My Theme

So yes, you are wanting to know what my theme is. No real surprise if you followed my AtoZ last year this year I am doing Literary terms. You might thing that I got all the standard literary terms last year (especially for certain letters), but my Literary terms are not exactly conventional. For me, I think for all the aspects of worldbuilding and character development, we need to look into the world of psychology, mathematics, game theory, economy, biology, social science, and other things. Fiction writing is about revealing our world in written form, so we should learn how the world truly works.

Unlike last year, this year I won’t be doing two words each day. As well received as that was, it was a nightmare. I’m amazed that I’m not grey and bald. I may discuss other terms this year in conjunction with my term of the day, but it won’t necessarily match the same letter, nor will I try to find a way to write how they are common to the writing world.

What I will do though, is explain what each topic is and then how it relates to writing.

I am not doing a full theme reveal, as I’m not 100% sure what I’m doing, though I do have a good idea. I will however reveal 4 words I will be doing that I am most excited about.

A – Amygdala Hijack
L – Law of Conservation of Detail
M – MacGuffin
O – Observation Effect vs Uncertainty Principle

I hope you are excited as I am. I will be following a number of others and trying to leave a comment on your post. Yes, part of it will be to invite you to view my post, but I will try to state what I liked about your post. To that effect, if you post on mine, feel free to mention your post, but I do ask that you try to state what you like about my post.

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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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