What it is to writers: a critique partner who reads your completed manuscript and gives you final feedback. Often “beta” for short, e.g., “I’m still waiting to hear back from my beta reader.”
What it is to non-writers: a surprisingly intelligent fish.
What it is to writers: an abbreviation for “submission,” e.g., “I sent out three new subs today.”
What it is to non-writers: a tasty sandwich.
What it is to writers: an abbreviation of “main character,” the protagonist, e.g., “I’m really putting this MC through hell, poor thing.”
What it is to non-writers: the dude with the headphones who drops mad beats.
What it is to writers: a collection of generally publicly agreed upon literature, e.g., “Most of what I read in school is in the literary canon.”
What it is to non-writers: the fate of books you can’t stand.
What it is to writers: an abbreviation of “work in progress,” e.g., “I’m going to murder this WIP if I can’t finish by Friday.”
What it is to non-writers: Indiana Jones’s and/or Christian Grey’s tool of choice – depending on your level of kink. 😉
There you have it! Just a little fun for this week, because I felt like doodling. =)
Writers, do you have jargon that confuses your friends and family? And non-writers, what lingo do we use that throws you for a loop?Share this: