Friday, April 1, 2011

♥.•*¨ A is for . . .






Arlee Bird!
He (along with others) is holding the MOST awesomest A to Z for the month of April festival!

Not only that, but I'd like to start out with a writing tip:

AnApHoRa.

What is it?

It is a writing tool that empowers emotion as well as builds tension.

IE:

I thought I had locked the front door. I thought that the driveway was clear. I thought it was only a bump, until I heard his little scream.

What is your favorite technique?

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35 comments:

  1. I love your post.

    I wish it was easier on my poor eyes tho...:)

    All the best for the atoz challenge !

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  2. Cool post! I love anaphora as well. I also love foreshadowing. Good luck in the challenge. :)

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  3. Cute post. I use setting and foreshadowing and I exaggerate a lot. :P

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  4. Great post, Liz! I use that technique a LOT. Had no idea it had a name, lol. :)

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  5. lol Great start. My eyes hurt too hehe :o)

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  6. Good start to the challenge - there's certainly no mistaking that it's the letter A today :D

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  7. Hi,

    Oh no: my heart's palpitating!

    F

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  8. Never heard of that term before. Thanks, interesting post.
    regards
    mood
    Moody Writing Blog

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  9. I've never heard the term either (although I think I may have done it!) Thanks for putting a name to it, and for the examples. I may be seeing 'A's in my sleep tonight :-)
    All best
    Karla

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  10. Hi Elizabeth .. great looking post - must work out how to get the black off .. Madeleine mentioned it ... I'd never heard of Anaphora either .. so thanks .. Cheers Hilary

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  11. I've used that technique though I didn't know it. LOL I like alliteration. Thanks for the tip! Looking forward to reading your posts.

    Visiting from A to Z. Happy Friday! :o)

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  12. Hooray for Anaphora!!!! I love your example too!!!!

    Take care
    x

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  13. Very clever post. So many different and interesting ways of approaching this challenge. Kind regards, Carole.

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  14. Another new word to add to my growing list. :) Thanks, and nice start.

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  15. Nice first post for the challenge! I liked the quirky way you typed it out...memorable, for sure!

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  16. Anaphora is probably on of my favorite techniques---one of the earliest I remember using naturally without even realizing there was a name for it.

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  17. Damyanti! Oh no! I'm sorry. Is it the BIG A's in there? :(

    Melissa, I've yet to perfect how to create foreshadowing without being obvious. Ugh...

    Jenn, great! I would love to hear how you exaggerate! <3

    Ali, that's great! You're a fantastic writer and it really brings it out. ;)

    Niki... Oh, I'm sorry. :(

    Trisha, thank you!

    Lou, thank you!

    Francine, yikes! I hope it feels better. :D

    Mood, you're welcome. I'm glad to be of inspiration of sorts. ;)

    Karla, you're welcome. Yes, tons of As today! :D

    Hilary, oh no! So the black is not a good thing? Ack! :/

    Seams, you're welcome! Hey, it'll be fun! :D

    Jennifer, thank you! That example makes me sad, but it creates great mood. :)

    Carole, thank you! I look forward to reading yours. :)

    busy91, thank you! ;)

    Varmit, lol, thanks! It's like that for ALL my alphabet posts. I hope I don't burn people's eye brains out by the end of the month. :(

    Nicki, that's great! Don't you just love discovering a genius and then find out there's a term for it? Good for you! <3

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  18. Fun post. I’ve used the technique but didn't know it's name.

    A-Z Fellow Challenger
    Holly Ruggiero’sPOV

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  19. Cool I'll have to google that word... Anaphora. I love the technique but didn't have a name for it:) Is it considered a rhetoric device?

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  20. this is a very fun post! look at all those A's

    I'm working my way through the A-Z and wanted to say hello

    http://baygirl32.blogspot.com

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  21. ooh this is a good blog post! I probably use amphigory a lot because it makes me smile:))

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  22. Yay for typographic blogging! :-)

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  23. You've offered a useful tip on your first day and suggested a powerful book. As Donald Maass indicates in The Fire In Fiction, tension is necessary in every scene, not just at the end of a chapter.

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  24. Great technique! Love the look of your blog. The "a" really pops! Good luck in the A-Z challenge. I'll be back tomorrow!

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  25. Ah! Attack of A's!

    I was not familiar with this term, but I've applied it in my writing. Very cool post, thanks!

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  26. I like it Anaphora! Looking forward to the rest of the alphabet from your perspective!

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  27. I don't know that I have a technique, but I loved your example, wow!

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  28. Great post and example! Looking forward to reading more.

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  29. Holly, that's great! Don't you just love when you stumble upon something that already exists? Great minds do thing alike. ;)

    Laura, yes, it is a rhetoric device. Smart! :D

    baygirl, hi! *waving*

    Amphigora, hmmm, I wonder why? ;)

    Sylvia, thank you!

    K.C., thank you! I'm glad you like it!

    Gail, oh, so true! Imagine a book with tension only at the end of each chapter? :P

    Amy, thank you! Thanks for visiting. :D

    Liz, that's great! Yes, all them A's! :D

    Stepmother, thank you! I had great fun posting about them. All writerly stuff. XD

    Crafter, it made me cringe to write that. It brings tears to my eyes. *Sigh*

    Michelle, thank you! <3

    Jennifer, thank you! :)

    Melissa, thanks, girl! *hugs* (btw, your pocket, or maybe your cutie little guy? Called my cell today!)

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  30. Cool. I'm trying to decide if I'm going to have a theme this year. I kind of liked doing a hodge podge of topics last year.

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    1. Donna, that sounds great! I wasn't sure what I was going to do it on this year since last year it was all on writing, but I think I have an idea now! :D

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