September 22nd, 2017

Teen Wolf::Stiles & Derek::pool

Word of the Day 09/22/17 Catachresis

Catachresis (noun)
catachresis [kat-uh-kree-sis]

1. misuse or strained use of words, as in a mixed metaphor, occurring either in error or for rhetorical effect.

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Origin: 1580-90; < Latin < Greek: a misuse (akin to katachrêsthai to misuse), equivalent to kata- cata- + chrêsis use (chrê(sthai) to use, need + -sis -sis)

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
STOCK: writing dog ate novel

Saturday Morning Word Wars anyone?

I haven't written a word in months and NaNo and the end of the year will be here before we know it. My internal clock is whacked so how about:

Saturday Sept 23:
Round 1: 8:00 am Pacific (15:00 UTC) to 8:25am (15:25 UTC)
Round 2: 8:35 am Pacific (15:35 UTC) to 9:00am (16:00 UTC)
Round 3: 9:10 am Pacific (16:10 UTC) to 9:35am (16:35 UTC)
Round 4: 9:45 am Pacific (16:45 UTC) to 10:25am (17:10 UTC)

Hope to see you here!

Weekend Challenge: Autumn

Yesterday was the first official day of Autumn here in the North Hemisphere. (Happy Spring to H!)

My hometown of Oakland, Maryland has a fall celebration known as Autumn Glory. It is a combination of homecoming for those of us scattered around the country and a celebration of nature's beauty, so in honor of that you get this challenge. Give me a number between 1 and 25, and I'll give you a prompt that screams autumn to me.

Good luck and have fun.

Rewards will be me adding words to my wips.