I picked this workshop because I know there are words out their I don't know when it comes to the writing world. Words like HEA. For the longest time I never knew what that was until I finally asked an editor. It means "happily ever after" out of all the things it could mean, I never once guessed it correctly. So I picked so words that I had trouble with and knew most people probably didn't know the correct meaning. Then some just for fun, like spanking! (HEHEHEHE) Either from my whole own knowledge or searching the world wide web.
ARC – Advance Review Copy
BDSM – “Bondage” and “Discipline”, “Domination” and “Submission”, “Sadism” and Masochism” Involve physical restraint, servitude, pain, also a type of clothing: fetishistic black leather, PVC outfits, High-heel boots, and fishnet tights.
Blurb – A short summary either promoting the book and the author or featuring testimonials from book reviewers or well-known people. Also called flap copy or jacket copy.
Bondage – Involved being tied up or otherwise restrained for pleasure.
Copyright – A means to protect an author’s work.
Cover Letter – A brief letter that accompanies the manuscript being sent to an agent or editor
Discipline – Any training intended to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior.
Dominate – Having control and power, enjoys performing any practices of BDSM. It is either a simple desire for dominance or the interplay of will involved in any scenario.
D/S - “Domination” and “Submission” A relationship with one dominant partner and one submissive partner
Electronic Rights – Secondary or subsidiary rights dealing with electronic/multimedia formats
Electronic Submissions – A submission made by modem or on computer disk
Erotica – Fiction or art that is sexually oriented; sexual love in a sensuous or voluptuous manner.
Fair Use – A provision of the copyright law that says short passages from copyrighted material may be used without infringing on the owner’s rights.
FF – Female on Female
FFM – Bi Ménage: Females are sexual active and add a male to their bed.
FMF – Hetero Ménage: Females are straight but just take pleasure in pleasing one man
Genre – Refers either to a general classifications, such as the novel or the poem, or to the categories within those classifications, such as the problem novel or the sonnet.
HEA – Happily Ever After ending.
Hook – Aspect of the work that sets it apart from others and draws in the reader/viewer.
Joint Contract – A legal agreement between a publisher and two or more authors, establishing provisions for the division of royalties the book generates.
MS or MSS – Manuscript (s)
MFM – Hetero Ménage: males are straight but just take pleasure in pleasing a one woman together.
MMF – Bi Ménage: males are sexual active and add a female to their bed.
MM – Male on Male
Manuscript – author’s original work, book. Either handwritten or typed.
Master – “The head of household” Most Dom’s prefer to be called Master when involve with sexual activities.
Mistress – Sexual partner and companion to man, when they are not married. Female Dom’s prefer to me called Mistress when involved with sexual activities.
Obedience – The willingness to follow the will of others.
Pen Name – The use of a name other than your legal name, also called a pseudonym.
Proof Reading – Close reading and correction of a manuscript’s typographical errors.
Query – A letter that sells an idea to an editor or agent. Usually a query is brief and uses attention-getting prose.
Rough Sex – Wild, energetic sexual intercourse. Can include but not limited to bites, scratches, and bruising, are not uncommon results. This is not rape, can be considered BDSM.
S/M – “Sadism" and "Masochism" the desire to inflict pain upon the sexual object, and its reverse.
SAE – Self Addressed Envelope
SASE – Self addressed, stamped envelope that should be included with all correspondence.
Slave – An extreme submissive.
Spanking (sexual) – Practice of spanking another for the sexual gratification of either partner. Consider BDSM activity.
Submissive – Enjoy taking orders from a dominant. Trusts the Dom to take care of them and please them.
Synopsis – A brief summary of a story, novel, or play. As part of a book proposal, it is a comprehensive summary condensed in a couple of pages determined by the publisher.
Its a simple post but very straight and to the point, and very important. If for some chance I did not give the whole definiation correct or you would like to know another word. Please comment and I will correct or find-out