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22

Sep

37 Essential Freelance Writing Terms You Need to Know

brianstowell:

Oneonta Gorge, Oregon

brianstowell:

Oneonta Gorge, Oregon

21

Sep

Guide: Scenes

writing-questions-answered:


literafoto

"Waiting for the Barbarians" should be on everyone’s reading list (if it hasn’t already been read)!

literafoto

"Waiting for the Barbarians" should be on everyone’s reading list (if it hasn’t already been read)!

20

Sep

nationalbook:

New Seuss!

Anonymous said: I only speak English, but one of my characters was born and raised in Germany. What is the best way for me to write their accent when they're speaking English? How should I write their German dialogue?

writing-questions-answered:

Writing Accents
Translating Foreign Language for the Reader

Please let me know if you have further questions after reading those. :)

19

Sep

promptly-written:

Promptly-Written Photo Prompt: Flight of the Gulls
Photo credit: Zi Nguyen

promptly-written:

Promptly-Written Photo Prompt: Flight of the Gulls

Photo credit: Zi Nguyen

strake

Long before molten iron would be poured, Oscar spent hours wetting, bending, and forming wooden strakes to the mold’s future shape.

from Wiktionary

English

Etymology 1

Noun
strake (plural strakes)

  • (obsolete) An iron fitting of a medieval cart wheel.
  • (aviation) A type of aerodynamic surface mounted on an aircraft fuselage to fine-tune the airflow.
  • (nautical, archaic) A continuous line of plates or planks running from bow to stern that contributes to a vessel’s skin. (FM 55-501).
  • (engineering) A shaped piece of wood used to level a bed or contour the shape of a mould, as for a bell
  • A trough for washing broken ore, gravel, or sand; a launder.
  • (obsolete) A streak.

Usage notes

  • (nautical): The planks or plates next to the keel are called the garboard strakes; the next, or the heavy strakes at the bilge, are the bilge strakes; the next, from the water line to the lower port sill, the wales; and the upper parts of the sides, the sheer strakes.

Verb
strake (third-person singular simple present strakes, present participle straking, simple past and past participle straked)

  • (obsolete) To stretch [akin to Old English: streccan].

Etymology 2

Verb
strake

  • (obsolete) simple past tense of strike

Anagrams

  • sakret
  • skater
  • streak
  • takers
  • tasker
  • trakes

18

Sep

slightlyignorant:

Stack of Books Sculpture, Prague Library by FilmDave on Flickr.

How To Write When You Have No Reason To

theweeklypen:

We’ve all been victims to it: Procrastination. It gets worse during weekends and long breaks. When deadlines are our own or don’t exist at all, when inspiration has run out, or when our interest is elsewhere, it strikes. As the summer nears an end, I look back on all my…