You might’ve played a game called “Never Have I Ever” at some point in your life. Usually, the goal is to make other people admit embarrassing things about themselves. I’m told it’s fun, though I’ve never played.
…Until today, that is. Today, I’m participating in the “Never Have I Ever” writer’s tag so I can finally come clean about all of the ways in which I’m a Bad Writer. Okay, maybe not bad, but I definitely realized I fall into fewer author stereotypes than I thought.
I got this tag from Paper Fury, so be sure to visit her post as well!
The alphabet is very important, and incredibly easy to remember. There’s a reason people use it a mnemonic device, after all. People write poems to it, memorize shopping lists with it, and so on and so forth.
As writers, there’s a lot of crazy jargon out there. Before getting really involved in the writing community, I had no idea what a beta reader was, or what on earth was a “NaNoWriMo.” It took a lot of learning for me to learn all of the language.
So today, I’ve come up with a list of writing terms, using the alphabet to help us remember them. As a bonus, this list can also be used to teach your future children the alphabet and about writing at the same time!
Also, special thanks to my friend Grace at Writerly for helping me come up with this idea! She’s fantastic, and has a lot of great writing advice on her blog, so you should definitely check it out!
Oh, yeah, and there might be some sarcasm in here. Continue if you dare…