Writing Saturday: P is for POV

1:00 AM

Writers use a lot of abbreviations.  To a new writer, many blog posts can seem to be written in code.  I mean what how you are supposed to know that they are talking about when they write things like this:

So I was writing in my WIP and found that I slipped POV in the third chapter.  I have been doing the POV from the FMC but in chapter three I did it from the MMC.  I was really hoping to finish editing my MS this week, but it looks like that isn’t going to happen.

Confusing, isn’t it?  Well here is a handy guide to know what all those little abbreviations mean.

WIP – Work in Progress
MS – Manuscript
POV – Point of View
MC – Main Character
FMC – Female Main Character
MMC – Male Main Character

Did I miss any?  Let me know and I would be happy to decipher them for you.

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  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! :D You know me Sarah, I can't keep this stuff straight when you all start speaking in your "writer code". ;) LOL! Now I will know what you are talking about. :) *giggles*

    Love you bunches!

  2. Another one that I, at least, use frequently (and I've seen some other bloggers use it) is LI for Love Interest.