Tag Archive for literary

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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Grammar: Breast vs Tit [REPOST]

tools of the tradeThis not exactly a grammar issue but a stylized choice. Like other segments on this site, I discuss the rules of Grammar which turn out not to be rules but a stylized option.

Now if you came here expecting literary erotica and pictures of naked women, I am sorry to disappoint you. This will be a mature article on the discussion of how to describe a body part found on a female (technically a male too, but men get skiddish on the suggestion of that).

 

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Daygar Legacy – Chapter 1 Part 1

daygar legacy coming soonAt long last, the first part of Chapter 1 is available for view. This has been 4 years in the making. The purpose of this is to show those who support my Kickstarter campaign what they are investing in. Admittedly, it is with mistakes. It is only a first draft and could use the hand of a professional. However, I am very proud of how it came together and this is just but a taste of what the rest of the novel will be like.

The first book is called Templar Five. This book explores what that means and will set the tone for the rest of the series. A lot happens in this short text. This is to support my Kickstarter campaign so everyone can see what they are investing in.

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Literary Terms – Walkervellianism

large_open_bookAfter the success of my A to Z Blog Challenge, I decided that I want to start introducing literary terms on a full time basis. As with my challenge, I look at terms you expect to find, and terms that you never thought about using as a literary term. But just added fun, I will sometimes make up terms all together to fit my needs. My resources will include Literary Terms, Psychology, TV Tropes, Mathematics, Science, and any other reference source that can take on a whole new philosophy when applied to plot.

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Zero Approval Gambit & Zero-Sum Game — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

ZThe end is now. We have finally come to the last letter. What a trip it has been. I made a challenge almost too difficult. It pushed my creativity to a whole new level. I feel like crying. OMG. I’m really more glad than anything else. While I am happy with the turnout, I am happy to bring my blog back to normal in May.

In this challenge, I’ve learned a lot. More than I thought I knew, and I helped many others learn as well. That’s the biggest compliment of all. I’ve also made some friends, many of whom I wish to know for a very long time.

Today is Zero Approval Gambit and Zero-Sum Game.

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Yandere & Your Usefulness— A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

YHaving already made up my own term to satisfy X, I thought I might have to do that for Y. Not quite. Almost, but luckily I found two good terms. The end is nigh, and soon I can go back to trying to become a successful author. Bringing normalcy to my blog. I’m happy and sad.

Today will be Yandere and Your Usefulness.

I’m sure I’ll have something more profound tomorrow, but those who have supported me, you deserve a lot of my thanks. You definitely made this worth doing. Show me your love down below.

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Xanatos Gambit & xX Centric Plots — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

XHardest letter to date. I’m betting it will be the hardest of the last 3. How do I measure how hard this was? I have about 6 different resources to find terms to transform into literary terms for my blog. With X, I found only 1 in all of those resources. The second one, I made up. You can do a Google search for both terms, figure out which one is made up, or just read below. Do note, that even though one is made up, I feel that it is still important to know.

So get ready for Xanatos Gambit and xX Centric Plots. And for this one, working as hard as I have on this letter, I really want to hear your responses.

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Wild Card & Will to Live — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

WWe willfully wantingly wrangled while whailing, where wallfish wobbling when worrying working weapons without what were weakness won why was writing whimsically what waiting wok walk while whipping wang wipe.
-W for What the fuck!?

My play on V for Vendetta

Today is Wild Card and Will to Live, both which describe characters.

 

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Vice & Virtue — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

VDown to the final 5. Am I the only one to notice that the 5th to last letter of the alphabet is also the Roman Numerical for the number 5? I have a soft spot for V, as it is part of my last name. It is though an uncommon letter, like U, but more of a bitch to deal with.

Today is Vice & Virtue. Two important words for character development.

As much as I want this to be over, I’m going to miss the excitement each day seeing the new responses.

 

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