Monday, December 3, 2012

An Acronym Apocalypse: Manic Cockatoos and Nasty Note Wriggling Monsters

It’s December, Christmas is coming- let’s have some FUN!

Here’s a little writing exercise for you today- it’ll take 5 minutes and get your brain working and maybe make you smile. Let’s take some of our favorite writing acronyms and turn them inside out!

Here’s what you do: pick one or more of the following acronyms and make it stand for something else. You can do whatever you want, depending on your mood.

WIP (work in progress)

POV (point of view)

MC (main character)

YA (young adult)

MG (middle grade)

MS (manuscript)

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

For example, if you’re liking your WIP at the moment, you might call it your Wonderful Interesting Prose. If not, it might be your Wonky Irritating Puddle. Maybe the  problem is with its POV- does it have Penguins Ordering Volkswagens? Or the MC- that pesky Manic Cockatoo. It’s okay. Next year you’ll have a new MS- Magnificent Story- for NaNoWriMo- Nasty Note Wriggling Monsters.

Leave a comment and share your favorite goofy acronym. :-)

1 comment:

  1. One of my all-time heroes and favourite authors is Kerry Blair. She suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and I remember well a wonderful blog post from her many years ago called "I like MS better when it stands for Manuscript".

    To make it more challenging, I thought I'd keep the sense of those acronyms:

    WIP - What I'm Penning
    POV - Person Outside Vision
    MC - Might Care [what happens to this person]
    YA - Yawning Adolescents
    MG - Mostly Girls
    MS - My scribblings
    NaNoWriMo - Nail-biting, Nose-blowing, Wringing-out Moroseness.



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