October 25th, 2021

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  • agdhani

NaNoWriMo 2021! Day 10

Advice: Set ground rules in advance. Have a plan and make your choices about that plan BEFORE November arrives. These decisions might include no writing on holidays, no writing on weekends, no writing when exhausted, etc. Accept these choices and inform those around you. Make them now, not in the middle of November when your judgment may be compromised by outside pressures.

Prompt: A huge tech company has just announced their newest technology: A brand new device that has the power to change the world forever. But minutes after they make their announcement, they discover the device has been stolen. What happens next?

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  • kaige68

Daily Count Challenge - November!

NaNo November!!!! Who is up for the daily count challenge?

Comment here and we'll put you on the list! It's as simple as stepping up when your name is called and doing your utmost to meet your own daily word count (whatever that may be). When you finish, write a small bragging post and call up the next contestant!

Be accountable for one day!

Who wants in?
iRead!

Word of the Day 10/25/21 Pariah

Pariah (noun)
pariah [ puh-rahy-uh ]


noun
1. an outcast.
2. any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided.
3. (initial capital letter) a member of a low caste in southern India and Burma.

OTHER WORDS FROM PARIAH
pa·ri·ah·dom, noun
pa·ri·ah·ism, noun

WORDS RELATED TO PARIAH
vagabond, persona non grata, leper, outsider, castaway, rascal, refugee, vagrant, fugitive, waif, tramp, deportee, undesirable, bum, exile, expatriate, derelict, hobo, displaced person

See synonyms for: pariah / pariahs on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1605–15; < Tamil paṟaiyar, plural of paṟaiyan literally, drummer (from a hereditary duty of the caste), derivative of paṟai a festival drum

HOW TO USE PARIAH IN A SENTENCE
Suddenly she was no longer an untouchable, Western-backed political celebrity but a global pariah.
THE WORLD HAS FAILED MYANMAR, SO NOW ITS YOUTH ARE STEPPING UP|BRIAN WONG|MARCH 5, 2021|TIME

The plot, which saw Khashoggi lured to his death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, turned MBS from a figure many hoped would modernize Saudi Arabia into an international pariah.
HERE'S WHY THE U.S. DIDN'T SANCTION MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN FOR HIS ROLE IN THE JAMAL KHASHOGGI KILLING|W.J. HENNIGAN|MARCH 4, 2021|TIME

A protest movement kicked Sudan’s Islamist leaders out of power last year, ushering in a new military-led government that wants to end its global pariah status.
THE US JUST BROKERED ANOTHER PEACE DEAL FOR ISRAEL, THIS TIME WITH SUDAN|ALEX WARD|OCTOBER 23, 2020|VOX

We have already entered the realm of becoming a pariah nation, and I think that will become a bigger issue under a second term.
ELIJAH CUMMINGS HAS A MESSAGE FOR VOTERS ‘FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE’|NICOLE GOODKIND|OCTOBER 21, 2020|FORTUNE

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