26 Words Every Writer Needs: H #atozchallenge

We’re deep in week two of the A-to-Z Challenge and it’s H time. People, stand back… today we have…a THREE-FER!!!  


First, break out your chiffon and dance along to the song from Bonnie about something that every Writer (of stories) needs:

I have a multi-post today because I’ve focused so much on the writerly person so far, and wanted to keep doing so. But, we couldn’t let H day go by without mentioning the big one:

1. the principal character of a story, play, film, etc.
2. the bread or roll used in making a hero sandwich

If you’re writing stories, you need a hero, folks. Plain and simple. Any while we all need definition #2, it is #1 that we’re here to illuminate. Whether you’re writing fiction or non-fiction, a play or a musical, we need to care about someone in order to want to stay tuned.

The other thing that every writer needs, IMHO is something I think holds true for humanity as well:

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1. the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance, rank, etc.

Nobody likes a braggardy boasty pants. Just don’t do it. Think of our dear Albert…

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IMPORTANT – We interrupt this program to bring you a special report 
about something NOBODY NEEDS!

And now… dear people of the internet… we find ourselves in a sad state. In case you have not been watching the news, there is something happening that IMPACTS US ALL.  So, do yourself a favor, educate yourself on the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug, find out of your sites are fixed, and then change ALL of your passwords. Turns out the https: with the little locked padlock might not have actually been secret at all.

Not only was it discovered that this flaw is two years old, they also have NO IDEA if anyone exploited it.  So… take a minute and think about that. And then change all your passwords.

1. omg no

This is not a joke. And just because your online stuff and your banking accounts haven’t been compromised at this time doesn’t mean some robot didn’t snoop and save your login credentials in a database. So, please be safe. If you have verified it is safe, change your passwords.  Shout out to my friend K for the site-checker.

Bonus words every writer needs: Hugs, Help, Honesty, and Humor

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