Friday, October 28, 2011

Deb Dancing, with a Side of Verifictionary

Yeah, I'm sailing around the dance floor over at the Debutante Ball today. Sorry, no half-naked man candy pics there this week.

(Oh, great, Linda. Way to sell it. TGIF anyway, right? Come on, right?)

HOWEVER, this week we are discussing the hardest scenes we ever had to write. *BLINK*

I know! Heh-heh. "Hardest." Tough to resist an opening like that. One click on that Deb link, and you can see where I went with it. *waggles eyebrows*

But just so you don't feel like you wasted your stop here, how about a few entries for the Verifictionary? (That's my ongoing compilation of verification "words" gathered while commenting on other blogs. For a better explanation, clicky-clicky that link.)

gonstabi -- A level of anger involving cutlery. Example: "I tried to calm her down after boyfriend answered her truthfully when she asked if her pants made her butt look big, but she'd already gonstabi."

proose --  Describes writing that would benefit from some judicious tightening.

So, do you ever have trouble with proose writing?

Or, you can tell me something that irks you (proose writing, perhaps?), and about which you've gonstabi.

Have a great weekend, y'all! :)


Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

I'll tell you what irks me...not having anything to write about for my blog! Being all stopped up! We'll call that "Stogged."

Delia said...

Ha! Proose, I like that one. There's plenty that irks me. Unfortunately, it's all in my own manuscript. I've gonstabi on multiple occasions.

Delia said...

Ugh! About it. I've gonstabi about it on multiple occasions. (Kind of like I do when I make giant typos on other people's blogs.)

Kimberly Sabatini said...

Kids will totally make you want to gonstabi. :o) heading over to the Ball.

Anonymous said...

Work is usually the reason when I've gonstabi, although blogger is in the running as a good cause right now.
My writing is usually too tight, so, pright? as opposed to proose.
Judy, Judy, Judy here. Incognito for Halloween.

Jeannie Moon said...

My favorite is "shnoobi." It's fun, it's light, you can sing along...

Have a great Friday!

Deborah Small said...

I go gonstabi when I close the door to my office planning to write, and someone opens it and asks, "What are you doing?"

Plotting your imminent death does not seem an appropriate answer, so I respond, "Baking cookies". This doth not faze mine oblivious (purposefully?) progeny or their other half of the progenic-equation..."Oh yeah, what kind?" GAR!!

That's when the proose flies from mine lips. The response? Geez, you don't have to get so gonstabi!


See you at the ball.

Deniz Bevan said...

Proose sounds like writing that's gone beyond prose but hasn't yet achieve Proust status.
I've gonstabi before - usually at myself, when I see I've been using too many adverbs and sprinkling "just" and "only" all over the place.
Love the .gif.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Always love the Verifictionary!

And I visited your post and commiserated. I agree with the difficulty of writing a scene where you can't name the characters!