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Word of the Day 10/17/21 Aureate

Aureate (adjective)
aureate [ awr-ee-it, -eyt ]

1. golden or gilded.
2. brilliant; splendid.
3. characterized by an ornate style of writing or speaking.

au·re·ate·ly, adverb
au·re·ate·ness, noun

brilliant, golden, ornate, overblown, splendid, yellow

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Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English aureat < Late Latin aureātus decorated with gold, equivalent to Latin aure(us) golden, of gold (aur(um) gold + -eus adj. suffix) + -ātus-ate1

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Word of the Day 10/16/21 Cordial

Cordial (adjective, noun)
cordial [ kawr-juhl or, especially British, -dee-uhl ]

1. courteous and gracious; friendly; warm: a cordial reception.
2. invigorating the heart; stimulating.
3. sincere; heartfelt: a cordial dislike.
4. Archaic. of or relating to the heart.

5. a strong, sweetened, aromatic alcoholic liquor; liqueur
6. a stimulating medicine.
7. anything that invigorates or exhilarates.

cor·dial·ly, adverb
cor·dial·ness, noun
pre·cor·dial, adjective
qua·si-cor·dial, adjective

sympathetic, affectionate, warmhearted, welcoming, cozy, jovial, earnest, sincere, polite, hearty, cheerful, neighborly, warm, congenial, heartfelt, amicable, gracious, tender, glowing, social

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1. affectionate, genial.
2. cheering.

Origin: First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Medieval Latin cordiālis, equivalent to Latin cordi- (stem of cor ) “heart” + -ālis adjective suffix; see heart, -al

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NaNoWriMo 2021! Day 2

Advice: Know your characters. Know them intimately, better than you know your husband, your wife, your child or best friend. Knowing your character will make them stronger. The more familiar you are with their personalities and motivations, the more quickly and easily you’ll be able to write about them. There are any number of character-building questionnaires and tools online; use whatever method you need to learn everything you can about your characters…even if those details don’t end up playing any part of the actual story.

Prompt: Be afraid. Be very afraid. What is your main character’s worst fear? Is it something universal, like the death of a loved one? Or a rare phobia, like turophobia (fear of cheese). Whatever it is, make that fear—or something close to it—show up in a scene. Make her feel like it’s breathing down her neck, waiting for her around every corner, giving her no way out but to face it head on. Be as subtle or over-the-top as you’d like (giant cheese-wielding cheese monster, anyone?)!

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Word of the Day 10/15/21 Glitz

Glitz (noun, verb)
glitz [ glits ]

1. ostentatious glitter or sophistication: a cocktail lounge noted for its glitz.

verb (used with object)
2. to add a showy sophistication to (often followed by up): They glitzed up the lobby with a couple of fountains and a birdcage.

glamour, speciousness, appeal, ostentation, flashiness, gaudiness

See synonyms for: glitz / glitzed / glitzing on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1970–75; perhaps blend of glitter and ritz

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Weekend Challenge: Bust out the Bucket List

It's Weekend Challenge time, and this go around the inspiration comes from bucket lists.

Let me know you're in and how many prompts you would like- and I'll pull bucket list items from a generator. Use them to create whatever they inspire: Send your characters on a new adventure, or just get them thinking about what their own ultimate goals might look like.

Rewards available if you are successful, or I can add words to a WIP. Who is in?!
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NaNoWriMo 2021! Day 1

As the long/monthly challenge, I've accepted the task of helping those of you who are up for the NaNo Challenge to get through it...or to just offer tips and prompts to get that creativity flowing.
I'll offer one tip, one photo prompt, and one written prompt every day...with occasional bonuses as the muses strike.
Feel free to use the prompts however the mood swings...and if you need something specific to get through Nano, please ask

And as a bonus, as it is also Original Fiction Month...the prompts can be used towards that end as well!


Advice: Find a story you love. Write the book you love, not the one you think you should write. If you write something you’re not in love with, you’ll become unmotivated faster.

on an unrelated note...one of the things I try to do to ease the stress of November, is to do the majority of my holiday shopping/crafts/cards NOW...so they don't distract me in November and are ready to go at the start of December ;)

Prompt 1: Every year, when the clock strikes midnight on November 30, something very small (and very important) happens. What is it?

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Crossovers Challenge - September/October 2021

I managed to write ten crossovers altogether, ranging from Teen Wolf/Buffy to True Blood and even managed to get some Twilight in there! How did you guys do?

Title: ⟫ Crossovers Challenge
Fandom: ⟫ Various
Characters/Pairing: ⟫ As listed on each ficlet
Rating: ⟫ Mature
Parts: ⟫ 10
Word Count: ⟫ 6,450
Warnings: ⟫ On each ficlet
Summary: ⟫ A new challenge from 1_million_words for September/October 2021.

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Always the Bad Guys ⟫ Peter Hale/Xander Harris /
Dark Allies ⟫ Angelus, Bill Compton, Eric Northman /
FoxFire ⟫ Willow Rosenberg/Kira Yukimura /
Gestures of Love ⟫ Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski, Oz /
Only Human ⟫ Peter Hale/Stiles Stilinski, Spike /
Oracle ⟫ Angelus/Lydia Martin /
Protect & Serve ⟫ Jordan Parrish/Spike /
Retreat ⟫ Peter Hale/Eric Northman /
Strong Enough to Love ⟫ Chris Argent/Spike /
Twilight in Beacon Hills ⟫ Jacob Black, Scott McCall /