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22

Jul

propinquity

I hate the propinquity of other people while waiting in line at the DMV.

from Wiktionary

Etymology
From Old French propinquité or Latin propinquitas, from propinquus ‘neighbouring’ (from prope ‘near’).

Pronunciation
(UK) IPA(key): /prəˈpɪŋkwɪti/

Noun
propinquity (plural propinquities)

  • Nearness or proximity.
  • Affiliation or similarity.

Synonyms
(proximity): appropinquity (obsolete)

A Summary of the Eggplant Literary Productions Situation

authorsofcolor:

This is a summary of the situation with the Eggplant Literary Productions 2013 Kickstarter for two fairy-tales anthologies. This is going to be a long post.

In July, 2013, Eggplant Literary Production (ELP) promised a diverse anthology, including being multicultural, about fairytales on a…

21

Jul

reg-darling:

Reg Darling, watercolor journal, 7/2/14

reg-darling:

Reg Darling, watercolor journal, 7/2/14

Anonymous said: Hi! So, I'm writing a story that has an important sub-plot based around debauchery, and to make this sub-plot work I would have to write about some of the characters having sex. Thing is, I'm highly uncomfortable with writing intimate scenes like this. How do I write a sex scene that doesn't go into the nitty gritty details, but still leaves an impact on the readers?

thewritingcafe:

Option 1: Fade to Black

To ‘fade to black’ is to heavily imply that characters are about to have sex, but to end the scene right before then. You can write sexual activity prior to the end of the scene, but by using this method you get the skip the actual sex part if you’re not comfortable writing it.

Option 2: Less Physical Detail

If you want to write the sex scene, focus more on the emotions of the characters and the overall feel of the scene rather than on the technical and physical stuff. Look at writing sex scenes in YA for tips on writing this kind of sex scene.

theparisreview:

“Hitty is more than a reliable narrator; she’s a caretaker. She outlives all the children who play with her; that you can know this, as a child, and not be troubled by it is a testament to the author’s skill.”
Sadie Stein on Hitty and her second hundred years.

theparisreview:

“Hitty is more than a reliable narrator; she’s a caretaker. She outlives all the children who play with her; that you can know this, as a child, and not be troubled by it is a testament to the author’s skill.”

Sadie Stein on Hitty and her second hundred years.

20

Jul

obdurate

How many times do the Lord thy God have to say ‘don’t do that’ before the obdurate soul repents and sins no more?

From Wiktionary

Etymology
Mid 15th century, from Latin obduratus (“hardened”), form of obdūrō, from ob- (“against”) + dūrō (“harden, render hard”), from durus (“hard”).[1] Compare durable, endure.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒbdjʊrət/, /ˈɒbdjʊrɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑːbdjʊrɪt/, /ˈɑːbdʊrɪt/
  • Sometimes accented on the second syllable, especially by the older poets.

Adjective
obdurate (comparative more obdurate, superlative most obdurate)

  1. Stubbornly persistent, generally in wrongdoing; refusing to reform or repent.
  2. (obsolete) Physically hardened, toughened.

Synonyms

  • (stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing): hardened, hard-hearted, impertinent, intractable, unrepentant, unyielding, recalcitrant

Derived terms

  • obduracy

Related terms

  • durable, duration
  • endure, endurance, enduring

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19

Jul

Beginning the Editing Process

fictionwritingtips:

You’re done with your first draft…now what?

Okay, so just because you’ve reached your writing goals, that doesn’t mean you’re “finished”. Chances are you’ll still have more drafts to tackle. Editing is a long process and it will take some time before your novel is…