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Where did my intro come from?

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ve probably noticed that recently at the start of all my posts I’ve been writing “Hello World Out There World!” Some of you may not care about this new intro, while others may be curious as to why I started using it.

Where did it come from? What is the point? Is there a reason?

Yes… to all of these questions.

About two years ago, before I started this blog, my mom and I were going through old VHS tapes during Christmas. These tapes were of my formative years between the ages of six months to three years. There were a lot of tapes due to the reason my parents moved to California after I was born for my dad’s work. Since all of our family was in Canada, my mom and dad would record my shenanigans for my grandparents to watch.

My mother was a stay-at-home mom at the time. She spent all day with me – a human who couldn’t speak – and so during one of the taping sessions my dad was recording my mother asking how her day was and to say hello. Tired from dealing with me all day my mom replied, “Hello World Out There World”, and hence my intro was born.

As a twenty-something watching childhood videos with her mother I found this hilarious and soon it became a thing to say around the house. Whenever I would say it to my mom we would laugh, and carry on with what we were doing.

Now, about a year ago, before I started this blog I lost my mother. She passed away and it hit me really hard, as I lost not only the person who gave me so much but also my best friend. Her death made me realize life was short and that I should take the chances I always wanted to take – that was mostly publishing a book. It was one thing I knew if I died I would have regretted not doing. So, I pushed myself to publish Child of the Light. I had no idea it was going to be so hard… I had no idea it was going to be so much work, but I don’t regret doing it.

Flash forward to now, I’m working on book 2, trying to build a brand and trying to figure out how I want to portray myself to all of you. I have always been my honest self on this. You’ve seen my ups and downs over the last year… but it is hard to share my silly self with all of you. So, that’s why I started to start my posts with ‘Hello World Out There World.”

When I was with my mom I was silly, weird, wacky… what-have-you… and that’s what I want to be with you. I want to share my experiences, I want to motivate you to do what you want to do, I want you to live without regrets and take the chances you may have been afraid to take. That’s what these posts are about… at least what I try to make this blog about…

Anywho… that is where my intro came from and why from now on most posts will start with that. Now, though, I must make dinner and curl up near the air conditioner in hopes of beating this heatwave that’s happening.

So, until next time – Toodles!

Old Word Friday: Fallaciloquence & Gardeviance

Hello world out there world!

Welcome back to Old World Friday! This week I have two words to share with you… and both happen to be quite the mouthful.

So, let’s get started.

This first word we are going to work with is fallaciloquence.

Pronounced: fall-a-cil-o-quence

You probably can figure out why that word has disappeared as it isn’t the easiest one to pronounce or the easiest one to fit into sentences but HEY! We can try, right?

Fallaciloquence is a noun that was believed to have been created around 1656 and was used commonly up to around 1761. The word means deceitful or false speech – which is short to write or say that than to put fallaciloquence… but that’s besirdes the point.

It is one of those fancy words that may help you sound smarter… or possibly make a character you wish to be smart sound snobbish or disconnected to common word uses.

Two sentences I came up with to use this word are:

Despite his popularity the presidential candidate was known for his fallaciloquence.

Or…

No one should trust a person with fallociloquence.

The second word I will be sharing with you today isn’t are hard to use in a sentence as fallaciloquence. This word is also a noun thought of have been created around 1459 and lessened in popularity around 1706. The word is gardeviance.

Pronounced: gar – deviance

What is a gardeviance? It is a fancier name for a chest you keep valuables in or clothing in. It is also another word for travelling trunk.

Some suggestions on where to use this word in your writing would be in a fantasy story with a foot in medieval history. Or a historical fiction of some sort based in the time when that word was more commonly used. If you have a time travelling character or an immortal character they could use that word as well.

Two examples of using this word in a sentence are:

Mother kept all my baby clothes in the oak gardeviance in our living room.

Or…

I love going to antique stores and seeing the large assortment of gardeviances.

Out of these two words I would find myself using gardeviance more than fallaciloquence as most of what I write is YA fantasy with medieval details. That doesn’t mean I won’t use both words eventually, I just find that gardeviance is an easier word to use than the mouthful that was the first word we covered.

Do I hope for these words to make a comeback?

No, unlike other words I’ve approached in the past these words would not suit modern day conversation unless you wish to set a bad precedence with being known as a snob. The words would work in conversation with other word lovers but not with strangers at a bus stop.

And until next time – toodles!!

Thanks Phone

Hello world out there world!

I know it’s been a while since I posted. I wish I had a good excuse but the truth is Canada finally got Pokémon Go and everyone over night has become obsessed – I know I have at least, which either is a good thing or a bad thing. Good in the sense I have walked more than I have ever walked in my measly life to hatch virtual eggs to get more virtual creatures to become the best darn virtual trainer in the world! (If I can find something other than freaking Pidgeys and Rattatas!)

Oh, I’ve also been volunteering this week for Pride, which has also taken my time up! Hence not having an Old Word Friday last week… sorry for those looking forward to that. I will post two words this Friday to make up for it. 🙂

Anyways… the point of this post was to bring up something that made me laugh the other day.

I happened across a post while looking through Pinterest – my other procrastination site of doom. Sometimes I find pictures I keep to myself for my own enjoyment but there are others that I know most of you can relate to. This happens to be one of those posts:

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If you were to go back in time to my high school days and open my bag you’d find a laptop, notebook, notepad, pens, pencils, YA books, and scrap paper. I loved writing so much that I made sure I always had something available for me to write on. I wrote so much that teachers took away my notebooks during class so I would do my work and strangers in the hallways didn’t know me by name but by the nickname ‘Writer’s Craft’, which followed me into university, (that story for another time). The point was I never left home without something to write in.

Thankfully as time continued on and technology got better so did my bag.

By last year of university I had a much smaller purse that carried only my wallet, phone, and charger. I had no notebook, laptop, or notepad in my bag. I didn’t need to carry around books. Everything had magically become an app on my phone.

Need to write an idea down? Notepad App.

Need to write a page of a story down? Notepad App.

Want to read a book? Kindle App.

Saw something inspiring? Camera App.

Want to share my boring life with the world? WordPress App.

You get the idea…

Everything I once carried around, denting my shoulders in the process, is now taking up space on my phone along with my virtual pet collection. I’m still a writer but at least my back isn’t breaking when I leave the house anymore. 🙂

 

Old Word Friday: ECSTASIATE

Hello world out there world!

I’m going to try something new today. I am going to show you the video I made for this weeks OWF. I’m hoping to turn this into a regular thing, but we shall see. So, check it out and please leave comments below letting me know what you’d like me to do videos on. 🙂

 

 

 

P6 Blog Has Reached 500 Followers!!

Oh my Gods!

So, August 4, 2015 was the first day I ever posted anything to this blog. I had no idea what direction it was going to go. There were no plans laid out as to what I wanted to write or do on this platform… but over time it was clear that a community of readers found something I was saying to be worthy of their precious time.

Today marks the day Prophecy Six Blog has reached 500 followers! That’s half of 1000 and that just blows my mind!

I want to thank all of you for supporting me in your various ways let it be sending me links to help with self-publishing, leaving comments that I love replying to, or just liking/ viewing my content when I post. Whatever you do, however you support me, it doesn’t go unnoticed. So, thank you.

As we have reached 500 followers I’m going to be making a special – What Inspires Me Post with helpful resources or videos that I like to watch when I need inspiration. Some may not be related to writing at all, and some you may consider completely ridiculous but I’ll share them anyway.

I would also like to do a book give away. As I have 500 followers I want to give away 5 signed paperback versions of Prophecy Six Book One – Child of the Light. What you need to do to consider yourself entered is:

  1. Like my Facebook Page
  2. Like this Post
  3. Comment Below

It’s that simple!!

This give away will be open until I have five people to give books to. So there will be no time restrictions for entering.

Now, with that said I have to now go organize all the stuff I want to put into the What Inspires Me post.

And until next time – toodles!

Inspiration To Publish Your Book

Hello world out there world!!

After getting passed self-publishing one book my anxiety towards publishing a second book isn’t that bad. Then again… I’m like six months from publishing the second book… so we shall see if my mood changes the closer I get to the publishing date.

With that said I wanted to share this with you as I found it amusing. If you ever needed motivation to publish something this is it!

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I Didn’t Mean For This To Happen!!

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I love going online and finding things that are so relatable from all sides. This comic is from taptasic and by a very talents artist by the name of Anti-Social Media (click their name to be transported to the original page).

Now, I don’t normally post comics unless I have a good reason. The reason for posting this is because I relate to it as not only the reader but also the creator. When I write I want to invoke emotions in my readers and try to make it as positive or entertaining as possible. Sometimes… though… it backfires. Parts I think are funny may not be for my readers and some parts I love may invoke a different emotion than I originally intended. Everyone is different as therefore will react differently to what you write.

I know in the past I have read pieces meant to be humorous and cried my heart out. There were parts in books that were supposed to provoke me to cry that I laughed through. You can try to predict a readers view of your work but at the end of the day we are only guessing…

I guess that’s why I like this comic so much as you may not mean for something to happen but at the end of the day your readership may still enjoy it.

 

Groups & Beliefs of Gaitan: Fellowship Of Flesh

In the world of Gaitan – where my Prophecy Six book series is based – there are plenty of religions and groups that add their own spice to the world creation process. One of these groups are the Fellowship of Flesh. This group is located in La’reen but there is a subgroup that is rarely discussed that can be found in the Southern Capital – Syder. This group is interesting as the main group and subgroup contrast in their beliefs… but at the same time both groups have a large effect on the world they are in.

For more information on the Fellowship of Flesh CLICK HERE!!

 

Thank Goodness For Computers

Hello world out there world!!

I saw this picture a while back and couldn’t help but think, “Thank goodness for computers.”

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With the amount of time I spend writing and rewriting my drafts my room would resemble… nay my house would resemble this picture. Just imagine not having a computer for a moment. As a writer we do not fathom how much paper we would have gone through between our first draft to our last draft with the commonness of computers now-a-days. Some of us still use notebooks but those are organized pieces of paper that can easily be filed away on a shelf or in a drawer. Yes they do take up space but not as much as crumpled pieces like this picture. Imagine every mistake you make and every piece you rewrite only to crumple it and leave it on the floor. Within a couple of hours your room would be filled to the ceiling; you wouldn’t be able to open the door, and a candle would be a death sentence…

We write so much with this technology that permits us unlimited space.

For example: look at your picture file on your computer for a moment. There are hundreds of images both those you’ve taken and those you’ve copied from online sources. If you were to print all of these pictures you would likely run out of wall space before you were halfway finished. On a computer we can store all these images without taking up physical space that wouldn’t have been realistic if we were to make them a physical copy.

Now, consider how many pages you’ve written… even the blog posts you’ve posted. Each page doesn’t take up physical space but if printed how much room do you think it would take up. With my books averaging around 250 pages and I do at least three drafts for each, I know I would run out of room quickly.

You don’t really think about your writing taking up physical space now that you have a computer that keeps in hidden behind zeros and ones. All we need to worry about now is our hard drive running out of room or our keyboard breaking from overuse, (which recently happened to me). Those of course can be fixed or improved. You can add more drives to your computer that sits in the corner of a room taking up very little space. You can buy yourself a new keyboard, maybe one that is graded for hard use like a ducky or alien. At the end of the day we sit here in front of this device that grows in kilobytes whenever we use it. Those books that used to take up the bookshelves in our living room now fit on a device that hardly takes up a corner of a kitchen table. We can read hundreds of books that we couldn’t imagine dragging around in a backpack now on our phones through applications designed to keep your life as organized as possible.

Thank goodness for computers… as my house would be a fire hazard on the daily without it.

But, at the same time I feel like that chaos caused by my paper rewrites and my walls plastered with hardcover books is something a writer or reader enjoy. With the amount of crumpled paper around your feet keeping you stuck to your desk shows that there is progress. Those hardcover books lining the shelves gives you a sense of wonder that each text was someones creation that you can hold in your hands and examine. Sometimes I like the physical messes writing causes. It gives you a sense that the written word can invade your life and take over your living space. It reminds you that its there… unlike on a computer where you can lose a document and forget about it. With a physical book or physical copy of your writing you’ll happen across it eventually when cleaning or reorganizing your work space. The same doesn’t always happen with your digital version.

I am thankful for computers as it has helped me stay organized but I do love the physical chaos paper can bring to a work space.

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