Saturday 21 May 2016

Some Common Writing Terminology


Acronym:  a word formed from the first letter or first few letters of each word in a phrase or title and sometimes pronounced as a word.  NASA is pronounced as a word and is the acronym for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. FBI is pronounced by its letters and is an acronym for Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Alliteration: A group of words that all begin with the same sound. 

Peter Piper picked a peck of pepper pickles.

Antonym: a word with a meaning that is opposite to the meaning of another word. Love is the antonym of hate. Happy is the antonym of sad.

Euphemism: a milder word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.

Spinning tales can be an euphemism for lying.

Homonyms: a word that is said or spelled the same way as another word but has a different meaning.

Write, right, and rite are homonyms.

Duck (noun) and duck (verb) are homonyms.

Metaphor: a word or phrase that is used as a symbol to make a direct comparison between two people, animals, things, places, or a combination of any two of these. A metaphor makes a stronger statement than a simile does by stating something “is” something else.

The king is a dragon today.

The raindrops were arrows.

Oxymoron:  A phrase composed of two words with contradictory meanings.

Jumbo shrimp. Act naturally. Original copy.

Pun: A play on words that relies on a word’s having more than one meaning or sounding like another word.

A good pun has its own reword.

Horses are stable animals.

Simile: a figure of speech in which two un-similar things or people are compared by using “like” or “as” to connect the comparison.

The knight was as brave as a panther.

The dragon danced like a feather in the wind.

Synonyms: a word that has the same meaning as another word.
Big, large, huge, and giant are synonyms.

Small, miniature, little, and tiny are synonyms.

Personification: a figure of speech in which a something non-human is given a human quality. The non-human objects are portrayed in such a way that we feel they have the ability to act like human beings.

The unicorn sang in triumph.

Flowers danced in the breeze.

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Sunday 8 May 2016

Sir Princess Petra's Mission - Book Trailer

Sir Princess Petra's Mission 
The Pen Pieyu Adventures
Book 3

Sir Princess Petra has already attained her Knighthood in the Kingdom of Pen Pieyu and her non-princess-like Talent Certificate from Talent School, neither of which pleases her father, the king.

The king writes up more silly rules in the royal rule book to deter Sir Princess Petra from her knightly ways and useless talent, and turn her into a real princess once and for all.

Will the king finally succeed with this newly written, ridiculous mission for Petra?

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