I literally didn’t know there was a word for this, I have used sentences like ‘they look like they are sucking on a lemon’ or ‘they were so posh it looked painful’. No offence to posh people, you guys rock! This is such a great term to drop into conversation.
Mimp is to speak in a prissy manner, usually with pursed lips.
Pretty cool huh? I love listening to people mimp, it sounds so surreal!
Happy National Handwriting Day my friends! There is nothing more satisfying than looking at some beautiful handwriting, the way it curves suggestively across the page, or how the letters bunch up against one another like they enjoy each others company. Or when someone uses the height of each letter to draw the reader in, creating an impressive picture on the page or when it curves over like it’s are being blown by a strong breeze.
Mine, well, mine is not like that guys, imagine this, everything is almost the same height, same space between the letters and just all round samey. That’s my handwriting. Boring. See for yourself.
They say handwriting can say a lot about a person, I bloomin hope not as mine clearly says boring!!
So guess what happened to me this week? I was merrily writing, in the yellow room, coffee on the go, birds singing outside, when all of a sudden I stopped. I literally just stopped. I was half way through a scene and realised there is a plot hole so big in my book I could probably fit 3 elephants and 2 trains through it, all at the same time!! (Cue blank stares and the occasional eye twitch).
Why did my character do that? Why didn’t they stop me from continuing? What the hell is wring with them? – All seemed like valid questions at the time, along with a small amount of self doubt and an edge of hatred – What is wrong with me? How did I not see that? Idiot! Moron! Grrrrrr! – Literally things that happened!
Then I sat back and thought, well, this happens to us all at some point and so I figured I would tell you what I did to get over it, that seemed more productive than stomping round the house saying words that should not come from a sailor, let alone a lady!
I wrote a timeline. Yep. It was that simple. Ridiculous right? They are my new favourite thing ever. I am a pantser (Someone who doesn’t manically plot, I have an idea of characters and story and I just write, I write what they tell me to write!) but having a timeline was really helpful. I could add to it as necessary and I could tract the main plot, the sub plots and relationships as I write them.
Here is an example of a timeline, its not the actual one, that’s super top secret!
So you can see where I have tracked the basics, that’s how it starts, the orange lines are the main story and the yellow lines are the sub plot, the romantic relationship between hero and village idiot. It gets messy, and you have to let it. Go where the story takes you my friend.
This REALLY helped me sort out the massive plot hole I had in my book and I hope it helps you too, if you want more information on it, or you just want to chat, you know where to find me!
Hey there folks, you know we all like words that are obscure? We wouldn’t all be taking up this little corner of the internet if were didn’t right? Well this one is a doozy! I love to find out that weird things have actual words for them, it makes me smile quite a lot, so I’m passing that smile on to you guys with this one………
An aglet is that little bit of plastic at the end of a shoelace! Mind blown right? Who even knew that had a name? Amazing! Next time one of those pesky little things comes off you can announce in a loud voice that you have just broken your aglet and see how many people think you have broken some obscure bone in your hand or something?!
Why is it so comforting to find things that have names that you didn’t know had names before? It just is though. Am I right?
Go and check your aglets, they might be missing and you need to tell someone stat!!
So carrying on with the recent theme of words for annoying people I found this one, I love it! I’ve used it twice already! I feel very extra saying it too! We all know one of these, and if you don’t then its probably you!
A blatteroon is a senseless babbler or boaster. You know when you are with your buddies and some dude is just talking utter poop? Well they are a blatteroon. You should tell them, in a nice way of course!
How may blatteroons will you encounter today? Keep your eyes peeled, they are everywhere!!