October 7th, 2018

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Word of the Day 10/07/18 Johnsonese

Johnsonese (noun)
Johnsonese [jon-suh-neez, -nees]

1. a literary style characterized by rhetorically balanced, often pompous phraseology and an excessively Latinate vocabulary: so called from the style of writing practiced by Samuel Johnson.

Origin: First recorded in 1835–45; Johnson + -ese

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

Original Fic Challenge: Write a story set in a fantasy setting

Original Fic Challenge: Write a Story Set in a Fantasy Setting

Original Fic Tip: Good stories have a plot. Great stories have a plot and a theme.

Today's original fic tip is about how to create an underlying theme for a story. Quoting for Well-Storied's article:

In most cases, our stories' themes — meaning their central topics — are rooted in our character’s flaws or in the obstacles that keep them from achieving their story goals. This is because our story’s thematic statement unfolds naturally as a result of our characters’ internal arcs.

Confused? Don't worry. We’re going to discuss arcs in far more detail in the weeks to come. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to theme: how your character changes (or doesn't change) as a result of the events of your story is what will allow readers to pick up on your story's thematic statement.

For example, in Pride and Prejudice, Austen’s thematic statement unravels as Elizabeth and Darcy come to recognize their character flaws and take action to overcome them, which in turn allows their love to blossom. In The Dark Between, my thematic statement comes to life as several of the main characters learn to step out from the shadows of their elders in order to begin building the lives they truly want.

Ready to integrate your own thematic statement into your story? Take a look at the main character(s) in your current work-in-progress, and ask yourself the following questions:

Who is my character at the beginning of the story?

What are their flaws, and what holds them back from happiness or fulfillment?

How do the events of my story shape my character for the better or the worse?

Do they overcome their characters flaws and the obstacles that stand in their way? How so?

Who has my character become by the end of the story?

Now go forth and write!
sayid desmond

So I completed the Lost bingo challenge


https://tellshannon815.livejournal.com/514760.html - Our Lives Will Change When Tomorrow Comes, Tonight Our Hearts Drown The Distant Drums, Searcher (Sayid/Desmond)

https://tellshannon815.livejournal.com/514388.html#comments - The Hatch, hatch (Shannon)

https://tellshannon815.livejournal.com/514121.html#comments - Flattering Child, You Shall Know Me, See Why In Shadow I Hide, DHARMA camp, Ben, Ethan, Danny Pickett, smokey thing who shall not be named

https://tellshannon815.livejournal.com/513374.html#comments - One Last Time, beach (Hurley)

Single Line Bingo

From the Genre and Trope Bingo card.

Didn’t think I’d get this done as September kicked me around the place a bit, but the crossover story was begun literally years ago and this gave me the excuse to dust it off and post it!

all comes down to the two of us (11853 words) by helsinkibaby
Chapters: 6/6
Fandom: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NYPD Blue
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sara Sidle/Tony Rodriguez
Characters: Sara Sidle, Tony Rodriguez, Jim Brass, Gil Grissom, Warrick Brown, Andy Sipowicz, Mac Taylor, Connie McDowell, Rita Ortiz
Additional Tags: Crossovers & Fandom Fusions, Crossover Pairings, Romance, Angst, September 11 references, Miscarriage

Traumatic circumstances drove Sara from New York to Las Vegas. It takes equally traumatic circumstances to get her back.

Free Space (Fix It Fic)
about time (1159 words) by helsinkibaby
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: NCIS
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ziva David/Anthony DiNozzo
Characters: Anthony DiNozzo, Ziva David
Additional Tags: Romance, Het, Fix-It, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence

There is a knock on Tony’s door that he almost doesn’t answer.

we were both young when I first saw you (5887 words) by helsinkibaby
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: NCIS
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ellie Bishop/Nick Torres
Characters: Nick Torres, Ellie Bishop, Thomas Buckner, Nick Torres’s mother, Barbara Bishop, Anthony DiNozzo, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Romance, Het, Fluff, Angst

Nick Torres did not want to spend his senior year of high school in Oklahoma. Turns out it’s not all bad.


Daily Count reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here are the next 7 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

MO 8 – simplyn2deep
TU 9 – bizarra
WE 10 – cmk418
TH 11 – Dreamy
FR 12 – sharpiesgal
SA 13 – agdhani

SU 14 – candream

Happy continued writing!