My A to Z challenge theme is writing terms.
O my soul cries out!
Ode: A lengthy lyric poem that often expresses lofty emotions in a dignified style. Often relayed in meloramatic tones.
On Acceptance: When payment is given to the writer after the editor accepts the finished nonfiction article. This is more often used in article writing, not novel writing.
On Publication: When payment is given to the writer when the piece is published.
On Spec: When the editor is not obligated to publish the piece as the writer was not officially assigned to write it.
Onomatopoeia: The use of words that resemble the sound they denote. For example – hiss or buzz. Batman was rife with onomatopoeias. POW BANG CRASH!
Outline: A point form or list of short sentences that describe the action or major ideas in a written work. Some pantsers abhor the idea of outlining so much, they won’t even write down a vague outline such as: MC goes on quest to save the world. Meets with opposition from the antagonist. Overcomes obstacles, saves the world! That is a basic outline.
Overview: A brief description of a novel or non-fiction book intended to introduce the work to a publisher.
Oxymoron: A phrase composed of two words with contradictory meanings. For example – original copy.
This morning at six am, the only O word I could think of was outline. After three cups of coffee, hours of waiting for a phone call, my nerves were shot and the only other O word that was on my mind was oncology. I’m still waiting to hear the verdict, in case you wondered what the ‘O my soul cries out’ bit is about. Trying to remain positive!
Write on my friends, write on!
Till next time,