JaNoWriMo, WIPjoy, and other weird things writers say

Writers are a strange breed. No, really. I mean, we search Google for the best ways to kill people. (“As a mental exercise, I’ve often planned the murder of friends and colleagues.” BBC Sherlock, Sign of Three) We wax eloquent about pacing and syntax, identify ourselves as “pantsers” or “plotters,” talk to imaginary people and…