Acronyms: Part I

People keep asking me about the acronyms I use, and what they stand for. Apparently there are people out there that aren’t involved in the writing world at all. (GASP!) 🙂 So, for all of you who live in the “normal” world, here is a list of common acronyms used by writers. (If there are any I missed, please comment below).

WIP = Work in Progress

ARC = Advanced Reader’s Copy

POV = Point of view (If there is a 1st, 3rd . . . just means which POV…first person, third person)

SASE = self addressed stamped envelope

CP = Critique Partner

WM = Writer’s Market

MS = Manuscript

MSS = Manuscripts

MC = Main Character

SS = Simultaneous Submission

HEA = Happily Ever After

WB = Writer’s Block

BIC = Butt in chair 

For Genres (G): (This is where you’ll find a certain book on the shelves)

YA = Young Adult  = (this is what I write!)

F = Fantasy (can also be just plain Fiction)

NF = Non fiction

SF = Science Fiction

HF = Historical Fiction

HR = Historical Romance (HR can also stand for Highland Romance. i.e. http://theclaymoreandsurcoat.com/)

CF = Christian Fiction

MG = Middle Grade

B =  Biography

M = Memoir

AB = Autobiography

PB = Picture Book

My Acronyms:

BO = Bouncer (This is someone that you bounce ideas off of, someone who helps you get unstuck, get over those roadblocks. I have several BO’s in my life!)

CT =  Coffee Time

ODS = Odd Duck Society 🙂 (this is for all my odd duck writer friends out there!)

 

**Stay tuned. Part II will be on all the wonderful editing Acronyms out there.

 

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12 thoughts on “Acronyms: Part I

  1. Great list! Especially loved the last three. I just finished BOing with another editor, now I need a CT before putting my BIC and check the POV on the EIP (edit in progress) of a CF MS.

  2. You maybe a writer if you read Vie’s post and understood it without looking back at the list. 🙂 You missed POVC–point of view character. Love this post. It’s so Janelle. Now, it’s time for CT. Oh here’s another one: sp (spelling)

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