That's Why I'm Broke - Shut up and take my money! | The coolest gadgets, electronics, geeky stuff, and more! Maptia Blog The Pervocracy Mondegreen A mondegreen is the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning. Mondegreens are most often created by a person listening to a poem or a song; the listener, being unable to clearly hear a lyric, substitutes words that sound similar, and make some kind of sense. American writer Sylvia Wright coined the term in her essay "The Death of Lady Mondegreen", published in Harper's Magazine in November 1954. "Mondegreen" was included in the 2000 edition of the Random House Webster's College Dictionary. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary added the word in 2008. The phenomenon is not limited to English, with examples cited by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, in the Hebrew song "Háva Nagíla" ("Let's Be Happy"), and in Bollywood movies. A closely related category is soramimi—songs that produce unintended meanings when homophonically translated to another language. Etymology "I know, but I won't give in to it.
Vintage Future Fiction Writing Tips - Short Story and Novel Writing Tips - WEbook Defeat the First Draft Blues: Part 4 By Melissa Jones This is Part 4 of a series on revising the first draft of a novel. Read Part 1 to find out why it's important to take a break from your first draft before you revise it. Read Part 2 to discover why a messy first draft is a good thing. Step 4: Find your Vision "Strategic planning is worthless -- unless there is first a strategic vision." -- John Naisbitt, American writer and thinker If you've followed steps 1-3 of the WEbook Guide to Revising a Novel, you should have a good handle on your book as it exists today -- warts and all. In other words, they call it revision for a reason. There is no simple formula for discovering the greatest potential inherent in your first draft. Below, you will find eight questions that will guide you towards your greatest vision. Forget what you think you know. So many possibilites, so few lifetimes. Keep it positive. Grab a pen. Document your vision. Whose story is it? Defeat the First Draft Blues: Part 3
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