October 16th, 2021

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NaNoWriMo 2021! Day 2

Advice: Know your characters. Know them intimately, better than you know your husband, your wife, your child or best friend. Knowing your character will make them stronger. The more familiar you are with their personalities and motivations, the more quickly and easily you’ll be able to write about them. There are any number of character-building questionnaires and tools online; use whatever method you need to learn everything you can about your characters…even if those details don’t end up playing any part of the actual story.

Prompt: Be afraid. Be very afraid. What is your main character’s worst fear? Is it something universal, like the death of a loved one? Or a rare phobia, like turophobia (fear of cheese). Whatever it is, make that fear—or something close to it—show up in a scene. Make her feel like it’s breathing down her neck, waiting for her around every corner, giving her no way out but to face it head on. Be as subtle or over-the-top as you’d like (giant cheese-wielding cheese monster, anyone?)!

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Teen Wolf::Stiles & Derek::neighbor

Word of the Day 10/16/21 Cordial

Cordial (adjective, noun)
cordial [ kawr-juhl or, especially British, -dee-uhl ]

1. courteous and gracious; friendly; warm: a cordial reception.
2. invigorating the heart; stimulating.
3. sincere; heartfelt: a cordial dislike.
4. Archaic. of or relating to the heart.

5. a strong, sweetened, aromatic alcoholic liquor; liqueur
6. a stimulating medicine.
7. anything that invigorates or exhilarates.

cor·dial·ly, adverb
cor·dial·ness, noun
pre·cor·dial, adjective
qua·si-cor·dial, adjective

sympathetic, affectionate, warmhearted, welcoming, cozy, jovial, earnest, sincere, polite, hearty, cheerful, neighborly, warm, congenial, heartfelt, amicable, gracious, tender, glowing, social

See synonyms for: cordial / cordials / cordially / cordialness on Thesaurus.com

1. affectionate, genial.
2. cheering.

Origin: First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Medieval Latin cordiālis, equivalent to Latin cordi- (stem of cor ) “heart” + -ālis adjective suffix; see heart, -al

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