Month: October 2017

Corporate…..Literary

 

Paradigm……….Slant

Legacy Systems…………Old Material that’s Hard to Convert and Harder to Delete

Synergize……….Commiserate

Take Offline……….Cooling period

It is What It Is……….Crap

Robust……….Hemingwayesque

Drill Down……….Add detail

Leverage……….Contrivance

Scalable……….Not much ripple effect

Get Buy-In……….Land an Agent

Core Competence……….Syntax

Stakeholders……….Characters

Kudos……….Your piece has been accepted

Hats Off……….Honorable Mention

Stay the Course……….Keep writing where you left off

Core Values……….(too preposterous a phrase even for writers)

Lots of Moving Parts……….Too many stories in one

Bleeding Edge……….Experimental fiction

Move the Needle……….Surprise Twist

Define Target Audience…………Know your Reader

Discipline…………Genre

Appendices…………Flashbacks

Roles & Responsibilities…………Character traits & motives

Value-Add…………Meaningful or Resonant Content

Measurable Objectives…………Intent

Post Test…………Critics

Task Analysis…………Synopsis

Process Engineering…………Structure

Flowchart…………Plot

Example Scenarios…………What-If?

Quality Control…………Proofread

Levels 1, 2 and 3…………Dramatic Arcs, Action Scenes, Detailed Imagery

Reset…………Stop and Fix

Roughly Right…………Second Draft

NOTE: …………Author Intrusion

 

 

 

 

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