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NaNoWriMo Winner 2014 and a Prompt…

November 27, 2014
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Winner-2014-Twitter-ProfileNow for the hard work revisions, continuity, editing etc… The Giving Thief is officially pending.

How are you doing in NaNoWriMo?

Snowfall

Apologies for not writing an extended post – we are enduring a mammoth snowfall hence driving and all normal chores and activities are requiring extra vigilance.

Stay safe out their my fellow Albertan’s.

Prompt:  You are snowed in – what do you do to pass the time?

 

Re-blog Wednesday – Why I Write, Joan Page…

November 26, 2014
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Join me in welcoming Joan to the Wednesday re-blog feature. I asked if she could write about her reasons for writing and she excelled in the challenge.

Why I Write.

 

Made Up Words – Intriguing or Cringe Making..?

November 21, 2014
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Made up words are a delight most of the time, some we use oblivious of their origins as they have been in common usage for centuries. However, others recently added to the dictionary have us shaking our heads. In the links below we have Banana Republic, Beatnik, Bedazzled, Catch-22, Debunk and more.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/19/top-10-words-invented-writers-authorisms

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/Jun/17/authors-invented-words-used-every-day-cojones-meme-nerd

What ‘new’ words make you cringe?

Which words are your favorite from the lists above?

Have you ever made up a word for a novel?

I make up names most often, for example my novella is called The Rython Kingdom. The word Rython is a completely new word. I wanted a word that would intrigue and reflect the mythology/fantasy element of the narrative.

Examples –

Chick lit  – Books, usually featuring female characters, written by women on contemporary themes and issues that appeal more to women than to men.

Chillaxing – Blend of chilling and relaxing. Taking a break from stressful activities to rest or relax.

Blook – A blend of book and blog: a book written by a blogger

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Today’s prompt – why not share one of your made up words and why you created it OR make one up and its definition.

 

Nanowrimo Spotlight: Mandy Eve-Barnett

November 19, 2014
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I was put in the spotlight for NaNo – check out the other NaNoWriMo challengers on Kelworth Files.

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Hello wrimos, friends and followers! We’re nearly a week into November already, can you believe it? Today I’m shining the spotlight on Mandy, whose Nanowrimo profile is mandyb, and has a website at https://mandyevebarnett.com/

What are you writing about this year?
This will be my fifth NaNoWriMo and I am more nervous than previous years as the genre is a new venture for me and I am unsure I can pull it off. This is mostly due to my being a fanatic Stephen King reader! I am not sure the story I am planning is a ‘real’ genre but it is an erotic thriller. The idea came from three real news stories and I merged some of the details into one. My protagonist flees a crime in blind panic, thinking he will return. However, life does not go down that path. I will leave the rest to your imagination…

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