14 Responses to Buzzwords

  1. Gina Conkle says:

    I love this, Maris! GAMA is a new one for me.

  2. Melissa Keir says:

    Hi Maris, very helpful post. Some other ones are Plotter and Pantser, as well as HEA or HFN. A plotter is someone who plans out their writing and a pantser is someone who just sits and lets the story come at it’s own pace. HEA is a happily ever after and a HFN is a happily for now.

  3. Zara West says:

    Great post, Maris. You picked a great group of words.

  4. Very helpful. I don’t always know what the latest buzzwords really mean.

  5. Alice Orr says:

    I’ve caught myself saying Blogosphere way too often lately. Maybe I should bang my head on the wall until that word buzzes away.

    • Maris Soule says:

      Alice, I wish you hadn’t mentioned Blogosphere. Now I won’t be able to get that one out of my head. (If you haven’t heard the word before, according to Wikipedia, the blogosphere is made up of all blogs and their interconnections. The term implies that blogs exist together as a connected community (or as a collection of connected communities) or as a social networking service in which everyday authors can publish their opinions.)

  6. Excellent explanation of these terms. Thanks, Maris. I’ll add HOKBIS – Hands On Keyboard, Butt In Seat. The way to finish a book

  7. Lucy Kubash says:

    HOKBIS. Yep we all need to do that. I guess we also need to learn a whole new vocabulary when it comes to writing. Trope was one I hadn’t heard until a year or so ago when I took an online workshop. Now I hear it all the time. Thanks for the explanation for a few others that are new to me. (Like GAMA!)

    • Maris Soule says:

      Lucy, what always amazes me is how “faddish” some words do become. I hear it for a first time, and then, within months, it’s in almost every conversation.