November 27th, 2019

  • agdhani

NaNoWriMo 2019: Day 27--Dialogue

Day 27 Word Count Target: 45,009

I personally love to write dialogue. I know many hate it, and writing good dialogue that engages the reader, that doesn't sound too much like exposition, but still sounds natural within the confines of literature takes practice. Here are some dialogue tips that may be useful to those struggling with it as our monthly goal looms into view and we face the daunting task of editing (or completing a draft that runs over 50k)

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Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohana

Word of the Day 11/27/19 Cornucopia

Cornucopia (noun)
cornucopia [kawr-nuh-koh-pee-uh, -nyuh-]
(previously 11-23-17)

1. Classical Mythology. a horn containing food, drink, etc., in endless supply, said to have been a horn of the goat Amalthaea.
2. a representation of this horn, used as a symbol of abundance.
3. an abundant, overflowing supply.
4. a horn-shaped or conical receptacle or ornament.

cor·nu·co·pi·an, adjective
cor·nu·co·pi·ate [kawr-nuh-koh-pee-it] , adjective

wealth, plethora, enough, luxury, torrent, quantity, abundance, prosperity, revenue, richness, treasure, riches, cash, security, property, affluence, worth, inundation, profusion, mine

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Origin: 1585-95; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin cornu horn (see cornu) + copiae of plenty (genitive stem of copia); see copious

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

...and it's Wednesday!

In lieu of this week's Monday post, which I'll admit was supposed to be me, I am posting on Wednesday morning here in the warming-up-for-summer-already country of New Zealand! That officially makes me hopeless, but in my defense, it's been a crazy week already.

So, as I'm at the orifice and don't have more than a couple of spare mins, I will just remind you all to check out all the tags for our usual weekly happenings, and if you're interested in the excellent Nano posts the wonderful agdhani has been making, check the 'challenge: nano' tag! HEAPS of useful stuff there! (Thanks, T! You're brilliant!).

Hope your Big Buddy numbers are on track if you're indulging this month; let us know here! You should be on 90% by my calculations.

I will only add a flash challenge, and then leave it to you to let me know how awesome the rest of your week will be! Mine's going to be about getting Christmas cards posted as our closing date for overseas mail is Dec 2nd, gulp! ;-)

Write what you will for the pleasure of knowing you made more words!

Have a great week, everyone, or what's left of it! ;-)