It occurred to me that my use of acronyms on this page has been extensive, yet not thoroughly explained.  So, I thought I would let you guys into the loop.

MC –  Main Character; No, this is not your DJ, or Master of Ceremonies (unless you’ve written a story about a DJ or Master of Ceremonies).  This is your protagonist – the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work*

MS – manuscript; the original text of an author’s work, handwritten or now usually typed, that is submitted to a publisher*

W(s)IP – Work(s) in progress; the project(s) you are currently writing or formulating

POV – Point of view; the position of the narrator in relation to the story, as indicated by the narrator’s outlook from which the events are depicted and by the attitude toward the characters*

Q&A – (okay you probably know this one, but I’m covering all my bases here) Question and Answer; the portion of a speech or other event during which the speaker takes questions from the audience

YA – Young Adult; fiction written, published, or marketed to adolescents and young adults (traditionally ranging in age from 16 – 25)

*Noted written definitions are as stated on dictionary.com reference guide.

**This list is subject to alteration as I discover and/or use new acronyms and terms.


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