October 28th, 2021

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NaNoWriMo 2021! Day 13

Advice: Yes, I'm repeating myself...but with the day nearly upon us, there's really no better time than to stress organization. In addition to removing clutter, cleaning up your space, having all your supplies on hand, you might need to add reminders to friends and loved ones that writing time is YOUR time...and you're not to be disturbed. If you can invest in a "Do Not Disturb" sign...or make one...to help remind those pesky interruptions to leave you alone for the amount of time you've set aside for writing, it can be a very valuable little tool.

Pets and children don't always heed these reminders (let's face it, neither do spouses and roommates) but every little bit helps.

Prompt: Write a novel/story/scene that takes place in a school that is, well... unusual. What about this school makes it unlike any other?

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Word of the Day 10/28/21 Toujours Perdrix

Toujours Perdrix (French)
toujours perdrix [ too-zhoor per-dree ]


French
1. too much of a good thing.

Origin: Literally, “always partridge”

HOW TO USE TOUJOURS PERDRIX IN A SENTENCE
The same advice that Rodin gave to Rilke: il faut travailler—toujours travailler.
HOW I WRITE: JOHN BANVILLE ON ‘ANCIENT LIGHT,’ NABOKOV, AND DUBLIN|NOAH CHARNEY|OCTOBER 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST

J'ai toujours mpris la triste philosophie qui veut nous rendre insensibles la gloire.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)|EDWARD GIBBON

Il vaut bien son prix: mais il faut toujours eviter les despenses inutiles.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)|EDWARD GIBBON

Je tremble toujours que quelqu'un de ces tmraires artilleurs-l ne s'en trouve mal.
BARON D'HOLBACH|MAX PEARSON CUSHING

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohana

Thursday Tropes: Week 41

It's been a minute, hasn't it? Well, we're back...and maybe slightly different?

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This time around...A. FULL. YEAR. OF. TROPES!

Some Thursdays will have 2 tropes, some will have 3, but I think the majority will have 1 that's really popular.

Descriptions will be pulled from TV Tropes and a link provided if you want more information.

The rules? They're simple. Write at least 250 words or create 2 icons/1 banner. Anything from suggestive to outright porn is allowed.

This week, there are 2 tropes!

Nerd Glasses: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that nerds wear glasses. Usually ugly, unflattering glasses. There are several types of glasses that are signifiers of deeply-entrenched nerd-dom:

  • Chunky black plastic (tape on the bridge optional), sometimes chunky tortoiseshell plastic instead—as worn by the classic Hollywood Nerd, though these have lately come back into fashion again, style being a Cyclic Trope.

  • Coke-bottle glasses so thick they're opaque—have their own page at Opaque Nerd Glasses

  • Unflatteringly large glasses poorly proportioned to the wearer's face—often with thin frames; in live-action these have the advantage that they don't block the wearer's face

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    Follow That Car: The villain speeds off in a car. The hero, close behind, flags down the nearest taxi, gets in, and, pointing at the car, says "Follow that car!". And thus, the Chase Scene begins. This is an alternative to Flashed-Badge Hijack, available to civilians as well as the police.

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Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohana

Daily Count reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here are the last 3 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

FR 29 – shanachie_quill
SA 30 – agdhani

SU 31 – simplyn2deep


Happy continued writing!

The sign up for November's Daily Count is here. Sign up soon as I will be working on the calendar now so that I can post it late at night on the 31st.

Don't forget to update your word count!
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Apaches

Daily count Challenge to . . . shanachie_quill!

I've had major crap hitting AGAIN since yesterday (amongst other things, husband is again unemployed thanks to his -- grr -- lovely family) and had even forgotten that today was my day, but . . . despite EVERYTHING!, I managed to score 1,766 words so yes, indeed, I'm a happy writer!

Onward to the rest of the month and our very own shanachie_quill! Rock those words, girl(guy?)!