Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is:
Limerick

A light, humorous style of fixed form poetry. Its usual form consists of five lines with the rhyme scheme aabba; lines 1, 2, and 5 contain three feet, while lines 3 and 4 usually contain two feet. Limericks range in subject matter from the silly to the obscene, and since Edward Lear popularized them in the nineteenth century, children and adults have enjoyed these comic poems.

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Words of the Day

subscribe to several word of the days so you don’t have to. Here are todays, Words of the Day. Try to use them in your writing. Be sure to visit my other helpful pages for writers; Literary Lingo and Writing Picture Prompts!

ninja
-a person trained in ancient Japanese martial arts and employed especially for espionage and assassinations

begrime
-Make soiled, filthy, or dirty.

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Writing Picture Prompt

Combine the images to form an idea for a story.

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Contests

Here are a few contests for writers, some I’ve mentioned before, some are new. These were posted on Twitter. Good luck everyone!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: 1st prize = 1st chapter critique from agent Sarah Lapolla

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: Plenty of time to design your own t-shirt for the Writer’s Yardsale Contest. Yes, Just words are ok
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: In Stores This Week (with Interviews & SIX Giveaways)

Be sure to visit my other helpful pages for writers; Literary Lingo , Writing Picture Prompts and Words of the Day!

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Contests

Here are a few contests for writers, some I’ve mentioned before, some are new. These were posted on Twitter. Good luck everyone!

CLICK HERE  FOR MORE INFO: Jessica Blau is giving away a copy of her new novel, DRINKING CLOSER TO HOME

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: Sean Manning is giving away a free copy of his memoir, THE THINGS THAT NEED DOING

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: Comment to win GRAVE WITCH

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