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October 12th, 2018

Word of the Day 10/12/18 Polychromatic

Polychromatic (adjective)
polychromatic [pol-ee-kroh-mat-ik, -kruh-]


adjective
1. having or exhibiting a variety of colors.

Also pol·y·chro·mic [pol-ee-kroh-mik] /ˌpɒl iˈkroʊ mɪk/.

Related forms
pol·y·chro·ma·tism [pol-ee-kroh-muh-tiz-uh m] /ˌpɒl iˈkroʊ məˌtɪz əm/, noun

Related Words for polychromatic
checkered, dappled, kaleidoscopic, motley, mottled, multicolored, piebald, polychrome, polychromic, spotted, varicolored, variegated, versicolor, particolored, pied, prismatic

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1840–50; poly- + chromatic

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

Say What Friday

Hello lovlies.....

Today is Friday and we have once again survived another week. Go us!

How is everybody doing word/image wise? Good or bad? There is still plenty of month left.

Remember this month's challenge is original fiction. Don't be afraid. Go ahead and give it a try.

Now the true reason for this post....

This week's quote, which hopefully will get the creative juices flowing.

"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."

Robin Williams

Do with it what you will.

Happy creating.
Well, I didn't have any luck with words yesterday after all  - was a little too tired after much flying and jet lag. I'll pass the Daily Challenge to you,  sharpiesgal - good luck to you!

Also, if anyone is up for Word Wars tomorrow - Saturday - let me know! I'm thinking 11am Eastern US time for a few rounds. If that doesn't work, I could possibly do a few rounds anytime from 7pmE to 10pmE, let me know what might work for you!
I so have not written for a long time, though now I want to get back with my writing. I thinking to take up one of my wip stories Thousand and one night, my take of Arabians night. Also hope to work on it during next month when it Nanowrimo. So here comes what I would like to have help from you of, that you can see the weeks to 1 November (or longer) as an extra challenge for you too.

In my story I use actor/actress name like, Orlando Bloom, Christian Bale, Leonardo Dicaprio, David Caruso and so on (of couse women also), so you can take the one you like ... Actually I made a post in my journal about it HERE so go there and read about it.
When I started the story, which now a few years ago (around 6-8 years) I wasn't into many of the new tv-series, films so there are a lot people I could think about then there is welcome. (As series such Hawaii 5 0, Fantastic Beast, Swat, Librarians(?) or what are popular now).

If your favourite, favourite is taken of someone else... I'm sure you would have someone else to chose, as there are so many to chose from, and I would not want two of the same.
If you want to count the words and get really into the challenge is to make up/write the story they are telling. Do you see it as complete I will put you up as a co write for that one and not change it. That is atleast what I can do.

Preferable is that you leave the comment at my entry, though here is good too. Now in the beginning I can be late to reply/comment, but I will come. And if you missed it... the reward from me will be the chapters your chose has come to. I have a few planed and will start working on. Hopefully I will get into writing again and also help to reach the groups goal for the year.

Weekend Challenge: Four Seasons

Welcome, writers and artists, to this Weekend Challenge. :o) I'm your host for this Challenge.

For this Challenge I collected some words/things and pictures about all 4 Seasons:

- Spring: 8 words & 6 pictures
- Summer: 9 words & 4 pictures
- Autumn: 9 words & 7 pictures
- Winter: 7 words & 7 pictures

Please comment with a Season and Number (Example: Autumn: 1st word & 3rd picture) or just say "random" (Example: Autumn: random word & random picture) and I'll give you a word and/or picture. :o)

Please create at least 250 words, 5 icons or 1 bigger graphic (lovebar, tumblr graphic, header or wallpaper) and link back to this entry until Monday.

As reward I'll add words to my Crossover Story. I may also create a banner for you if I'll find enough time.

Have fun, be creative and enjoy your weekend. <3
Original Fic Challenge: Write a Story Where Roles Are Reversed

Original Fic Tip: Give your characters conflicting goals

Today's tip comes from this article and talks about a great way to add conflict and interest to your story.

Give Your Character Dueling Desires:

Before our characters can face difficult moral decisions, we need to give them beliefs that matter: The assassin has his own moral code not to harm women or children, the missionary would rather die than renounce his faith, the father would sacrifice everything to pay the ransom to save his daughter.

A character without an attitude, without a spine, without convictions, is one who will be hard for readers to cheer for and easy for them to forget.

So, to create an intriguing character facing meaningful and difficult choices, give her two equally strong convictions that can be placed in opposition to each other.

For example: A woman wants (1) peace in her home and (2) openness between her and her husband. So, when she begins to suspect that he’s cheating on her, she’ll struggle with trying to decide whether or not to confront him about it. If she only wanted peace she could ignore the problem; if she only wanted openness she would bring it up regardless of the results. But her dueling desires won’t allow her such a simple solution.

That creates tension.

And tension drives a story forward.

So, find two things that your character is dedicated to and then make him choose between them. Look for ways to use his two desires to force him into doing something he doesn’t want to do.

For instance, a Mennonite pastor’s daughter is killed by a drunk driver. When the man is released on a technicality, does the minister forgive him (and what would that even look like?) or does he take justice into his own hands? In this case, his (1) pacifist beliefs are in conflict with his (2) desire for justice. What does he do?

Good question.

Good tension.

Good drama.

Another example: Your protagonist believes (1) that cultures should be allowed to define their own subjective moralities, but also (2) that women should be treated with the same dignity and respect as men. She can’t stand the thought of women being oppressed by the cultures of certain countries, but she also feels it’s wrong to impose her values on someone else. When she is transplanted to one of those countries, then, what does she do?

Construct situations in which your character’s equally strong convictions are in opposition to each other, and you will create occasions for thorny moral choices.


Now go forth and write!

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