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Literary Term – Ab ovo

large_open_bookWelcome to the relaunch of my literary terms. For the past few years I’ve been doing the A to Z Challenge and my topic of choice was New Age Literary Terms. While I will not be doing Literary terms for the A2ZChallenge in the future, I will be continuing the terms individually, starting with the posting of old terms.

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Worldbuilding #1 – Earth

worldbuilding logo2Knowing what this series of articles have to offer, I’m sure you want to dive in and get into designing you world. I don’t blame you as designing a world is a lot of fun. Just for Map Making, there are 20 articles that will take you along the journey of making your world. Before we can get started, we need to go over preliminary information.

This article goes over some basics about our planet. To understand our plant helps us design our own world for our stories.

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Worldbuilding #11 – Wetlands

WorldWelcome to another edition of worldbuilding. I know I said in the last tutorial that I was done doing Rivers. However, Wetlands are quite a bit different from rivers. It is best to think of Wetlands as a combination as a water source (river, lake, ocean) and land.

There is a lot of information to go over today. Lots to learn.

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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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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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#ISWG – Starting Again

InsecureWritersSupportGroup2It is the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it is time for Insecure Writer’s Support Group.

For those not familiar with this, it was started by Alex J. Cavanaugh with the idea of picking one day to share your fears and weaknesses so that you can find comfort with other writers who likely have the same fears and weaknesses.

It’s been quite some time since I have done this, and I apologize for that. I can only hope I will be doing this more often from now on.

 

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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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Squeaky Chair Interviews – Brian Martinez

GoodGuyPromo-194x300This was my last interview of 2014. This will likely be my last interview for quite some time. This was done last minute, so there is no additional information beyond the video interview.

Brian Martinez is a comic book artist and writer, on his website Good Guy Comic. A comic that is about men and the challenges they face in dating and romance. This is a good comic, that while his main character has lots of self-doubt, his portrayal of female characters is top notch, that all of them are multidimensional and add to the story.

I got the privilege to interview Brian about his life, his art, and his writing.

 

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Squeaky Chair Interviews – Josh Luukkonen

Josh Luukkonen Head ShotI had a chance to interview Josh after his success with NaNo. He is set to be a writer as he waits to become a teacher once more. NaNo is no easy feat and I certainly wish him luck in being a writer. Check out the interview of who he is, what he writes about, and lessons learned this year.

 

 

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Official NaNoWriMo Winner

 

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On November 16th, 2014, I officially over 50,000 words. My story, which will be turned into five books, was Daygar Legacy #1 – Templar Five. The story is about Vampires in the 14th century spreading a disease that is killing humans at an alarming rate and five knights of the former Templar Knights attempt to make a deal with the devil to try to win the war.

This was a challenging time. Mostly because of my disability, I couldn’t do as much as I wanted. I aimed to finish by the 14th like I did last year. I came close, but I was shy 2 days. I think that is still very impressive. Also, given that I am a science fiction writer and I am doing Historical Fiction, Fantasy, and Paranormal, it was hard at times for me to write. Completely out of my comfort zone. As I wrote, I had to do additional research on the time period to get key facts correct.

I want to thank the creators of Write Monkey, as with their software, I was able to write my story despite my sensitivity to light. I dedicate my success this year to all those with disabilities, whether with Post-Concussion Syndrome, those with Traumatic Brain Injuries, or other disabilities that prevents someone from living they life they want. Writing was very hard for me, and the only way I did it was by forcing myself to do it, even if my brain wanted to give up. My reward is the next two weeks off.

With Thanksgiving coming up, and a few other special projects I am currently engaged in, I am taking a break from this blog. I will come back in December, hopefully to finish up my rivers on the worldbuilding tutorial. However, I will be limited in December. I plan to come back in full force in January.

Special thanks to Nicohle Christopherson for giving me emotional support during NaNo.

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