Thursday, July 28, 2011

When Creativity Doesn't Want to Visit You

A strange title, I know. But there are those times when everything seems so mundane, and I need to spark my brain. When that happens, I like to do unusual things.

One day when was entering another of those series of letters that let me leave a comment on some blogs, I decided to start collecting them. See what they could spark.

I have a list of probably 40 or 50 of the strange words. Now how could I use them. Well if I wrote sci-fi/fantasy and wanted to create a new world, all those things would need names that are different from the ones in our world. Here are some words for a book like that:

Gicasiff - an animal that is low to the ground with a wide body. It sniffs at the swast as it goes along
Swast - tall wheat-like stalks that are good to eat
Angstici - the palace where the Duvalua  of Conthys lives
Davalua - ruler
Conthys - country

Now you choose one or more of the following words and give the definition in your comment at the bottom of this post.



Author Sandra D. Bricker said...

Lena, this is one of the 43 million reasons that I adore you! What a fun Friday activity: Wordplay! How about this. I think I'll contribute the SandieLand definition of Uuiessed.

UUIESSED (verb): When someone surrenders due to an unexpected revelation. "Ooooh! Ok, I get it now. I acquiesce!"

So I've uuiessed. :-)

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Cool, Sandra. I love that one.

Bruce Hennigan said...

Gentio -- One of the more educated and refined corpls from Accomed III comprising the diplomatic Corp of the Galacitc Alliance.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Way to go, Bruce!!

Jillian Kent said...

Notheop- a dragon who got his wings clipped and can no longer fly. :)