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Cliché - The largest collection of clichés or cliches, phrases and sayings with definitions and explanations.

Cliché - The largest collection of clichés or cliches, phrases and sayings with definitions and explanations.

CALLIHOO Writing Idea Generators: The 37 Dramatic Situations The Thirty-six (plus one) Dramatic Situations Georges Polti says that all stories boil down to just 36 dramatic situations and takeoffs of those situations. Somebody else out there added #37. If you're stuck for a situation, try this. A situation appears below randomly (in bold print). If you'd like more information, or want to see the subplots for the situation, click on its link below. (Note: In several cases, specific gender in the original descriptions has been replaced with non-specific gender. Your situation: 29. Still stuck for plot ideas? Cosmic Thoughts | Oblique Strategies | Random Science Fiction Story Ideas SF Citations for OED This site is maintained by Jesse Sheidlower, Editor at Large of the Oxford English Dictionary. The content side of things is handled by Jeff Prucher and Malcolm Farmer. The project grew out of regular work that was being done for the OED's reading programs. Briefly, research for the OED takes two main forms: general reading, in which a variety of texts are read for any interesting words that are encountered, and targeted research, in which particular terms are specifically analyzed. This can consist of doing searches in electronic databases, sending general researchers to a library to see what they can find, or asking specialists for help in their subject fields. The site was started under the guidance of Mike Christie, an OED volunteer, and Sue Surova, a freelance researcher for the OED. The site is run by Jesse Sheidlower; please direct any comments about the site's functionality or design to him.

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Daily Writing Tips French Terms of Endearment French has all kinds of interesting terms of endearment, including a rather odd assortment of barnyard animals. Check out this list of French terms of endearment to use with your loved ones (both romantic and familial). For the most part, these all mean something along the lines of "sweetie," "darling," or "poppet," so I've provided the literal translations as well as a few notes (in parentheses). French love language | Love language quiz | French terms of endearment mon amour my love mon ange my angel mon bébé my baby ma belle my beautiful (informal) ma biche my doe ma bichette my little doe ma caille my quail (informal) mon canard my duck mon chaton my kitten ma chatte my cat (familiar) mon cher, ma chère my dear mon chéri, ma chérie my dearie mon chou my cabbage, my pastry (informal) mon chouchou my favorite, blue-eyed boy/girl, pet* (informal)*as in "teacher's pet" mon cochon my pig mon coco my egg ma cocotte my hen (informal) mon cœur my heart ma fifille my little girl (informal, old-fashioned)

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Famous Quotes, Quotations and Proverbs in - slangs dictionary - slang meaning - acronym meanings and definitions SALT One Sentence Stories See also: the most popular from the last 30 days. David Vanderbyl Only a few blocks from home my 3-year-old brother opened the rear door of our family's Dodge Polara, and quick as a wink he was gone. tags: childhood drama [add] 2006-09-02 19:10:06 / Rating: 7330.25 / ferdinandthebull When I was 5 or so my mom would tell me to lie down before she tied my tie and I just now realized at the age of 19 that she did this because she's a funeral director. tags: funeral disenchanted humor [add] 2008-04-08 16:46:37 / Rating: 7305.5 / What are the odds? I knew God had a sense of humor when I hesitantly answered the ringing K-Mart payphone, only to hear my best friend, who had misdialed my home phone number, on the other end. tags: coincidence telephone humor friends God random [add] 2008-06-10 10:39:09 / Rating: 6474 / Ashamed My atheist neighbor has helped more people in the past year than my entire congregation has in the past ten. tags: religion shame hypocrite ashamed atheist atheism [add] Alexandra Limey Tom

/fic/ - Fanfic Review & Creation Just dropping in to drop a quick advertisement. The Lunaverse is the largest collaborative universe on - while Fallout: Equestria may have more total stories and authors none of them necessarily connect to one another in the vein of a true series - they're almost entirely independent stories that contradict or trip over one another with no cohesion. Which is perfectly fine, but the Lunaverse is a little different: we're armed with Canon. That is to say, most stories in the Lunaverse connect in some way to an ongoing larger story in the Lunaverse. The basic premise of the Lunaverse is simple: 1,000 years ago, Celestia fell into greed and paranoia, becoming Corona, the Tyrant Sun. The Lunaverse's Season 1 is "complete," in that 22 of its 26 stories are finished, including all the ones important to the plot. Anyway, that's all the shilling I'll be doing. Happy reading!

Fiction Writing: What Makes Readers Care About Your Characters? “Really scary books succeed because we come to know and care about the characters. I like to say, “It’s the PEOPLE, stupid” — NOT the monsters!” - Stephen King What makes readers care about your characters? What makes them hate with a passion or fall in love? What keeps them reading? Recognition When you see yourself or someone familiar to you in a character concept, the connection is instantaneous. The situations that your characters experience and the actions they take achieve that bond. Some experiences are universal. Or, maybe the situation is even closer to home. Recognition often creates a bond you can’t find anywhere else. You take these characters into your heart – and they never leave. Personality A character’s personality often seals a bond by making us relate as kindred spirits or by encouraging our smiles. For example, I enjoy witty, charming personalities. Other characters often have two faces that help endear them. Humanity Enrichment Nobody’s perfect. Pain Don’t hold back.

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Wordiness, Wordiness, Wordiness List absolutely essential = essential aforementioned = DELETE a bigger/greater/higher/larger degree of = more a considerable amount of = DELETE OR BE SPECIFIC a decreased number of = fewer a distance of 28 kilometers = 28 kilometers a lesser/smaller degree of = less/fewer He noticed a lesser degree of errors = He noticed fewer errors. a lot of = many, much a majority of = most, much of, many a person who is xxx = a xxx person A person who is dedicated will succeed = A dedicated person will succeed. a total of seven xxxs = seven xxxs added bonus = bonus advance notice/reservations = notice/reservations advance warning = warning advance planning = planning after all is/was said and done = DELETE After all was said and done, the trip to the well was a disaster. all across = across all of = all all of a sudden = suddenly all of these = these all-time record = record almost never = seldom along the lines of = like any and all = all are/is such that = DELETE Jack and Jill are such that they are doomed to perish.

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