October 25th, 2018

Teen Wolf::Stiles & Derek::pool

Word of the Day 10/25/18 Axilla

Axilla (noun)
axilla [ak-sil-uh]

noun, plural ax·il·lae [ak-sil-ee] /ækˈsɪl i/.
1. Anatomy. the armpit.
2. Ornithology. the corresponding region under the wing of a bird.
3. Botany. an axil.

Related Words for axilla
axilla, oxter

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: Borrowed into English from Latin around 1610–20

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
  • kaige68

Numbers Challenge

The rules are:

1. Each post is either a hundred words or more/ or you can make a graphic/art

2. However the number influences you, go with the flow! I don’t care how you use or abuse the number! (I’ll give some suggestions/ideas/other languages to help you along if you get stuck!)

3. Post anywhere – tumblr, amazon.com, your journal, AO3, the dreaded ff.net, your bedroom wall, etc.

4. There is NO time limit.

And the number shall be ...67!

Go forth and create!

Big buddy
  • kaige68

Big Buddy November!

Comment here with the count you can reach in the month (remember to factor in holidays, finals, road trips, pajama days, hangovers, etc). I will check in with you every 6(ish) days to make sure you are on schedule, to push you if you aren't, and to shake pompoms at you if you are (Well, I'll probably shake pompoms at you either way).

Your count is up to you. There is no minimum beyond what you decide. But Big Buddy will be watching you! If you pledge 100 words/images, then every Monday chime in to tell us that you are up to snuff.

This is not words to be done in lieu of something else. If you have a bingo, or a big bang, or a drabble-a-day, it all counts! Words/images do not have to be posted to count, they just have to be done!

Who's in?

agdhani - 50,000
asphaltcowgrrl - 15,000
simplyn2deep - 4,000
sharpiesgal - 6,000
cmk418 - 50,000
flipflop_diva - 10,000
>lj user="weakmoments"> - 50,000
katleept - 45,000

Orginal Fic Challenge & Tip: Write A Fic Where A Character Discovers Something New About Themselves

Original Fic Challenge: Write A Fic Where A Character Discovers Something New About Themselves

Original Fic Tip: Four Pillars of A Story

Today's fic tip comes from CS Lakin's blog and is a good brush up on the basics of story structure. She breaks it down into four pillars in this article.

Concept with a Kicker. You can’t just run with an idea or a basic premise. You need to create the kind of story concept that will make people excited to learn more about your novel just by hearing the one-line story concept you’ve come up with. Your story concept, all by its lonesome, should get people saying “wow.”

...Michael Hauge, screenwriting consultant and best-selling author of Writing Screenplays That Sell, encourages writers to come up with one sentence that tells your concept—and that sentence is all about the next pillar we looked at— the Protagonist with a Goal.

When you can write that one sentence to describe your story by expressing the protagonist’s goal with the emphasis on the kicker—or what makes your story so unique—you will be on track. And along with noting the protagonist and his goal, you need to identify the third pillar: the central Conflict with High Stakes.

...I agree with Hauge when he says every great story is about someone, not something. Every great story has one main character the reader roots for and cares about—a character with a visible goal that she strives to reach. It may sound simple—yes, it is! But you would be surprised how few novels I critique have this element in it at all.
The fourth pillar—Theme with a Heart—is the glue that holds the whole story together, for it’s what your novel is really about.

Now go forth and write!