:00: at the hour in whatever time zone you live in.  Same for all :__ such as :15 or :25.
100-for-100: A contest where you pledge to at least 100 words for at least 100 days in a row.
ARC: Advance reading copy
FMC: Female main character
GTW: Go Teen Writers, one of my favorite communities for teen writers.
ISBN: International Standard Book Number
JV: Juvenile, books books written for an audience younger than 12 years old.
K: Thousand, as in an 70,000-word novel or 70K novel
MC: Main character
MG: Middle Grade, books written for an audience between 10-14 years old, or middle school
MMC: Male main character
MS: Manuscript or Microsoft (as in MS Word)
NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month
POV: Point of view
SASE: Self-addressed stamped envelope
WC: Word count
WCG: Word Count Goal
WIP: Work in progress
WG: Word Goal
WW: Word War, who can write the most in a set amount of time.
WR: Word Race, a race to see who can get to a set number of words the fastest.
WRT: Word Race Tournament-- A bunch of word races where the set word count goes up each round and the last person to finish each round is eliminated.
WS: Word Sprint-- Same as WW.  If you fail to meet a set number, though, there will be consequences such as being kicked of the chat.
WT: Word Tournament-- A bunch of word wars with elimination of the lowest word count each time until one victor remains.
YA: Young adult, books written for an audience between 12 and 18 years old.

Please let me know if you feel I left any out.  Thanks for reading.


  1. This is really smart, to put together a page like this for newer writers or people who just don't have the lingo down yet! Thinking about doing it for my blog.

    1. I'm glad you like it. I thought this was better than explaining every abbreviation I used in my blog posts.
      Thanks for commenting! You're more than welcome to copy and paste this onto your blog, but please link back.


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