|albicant:||whitish; becoming white|
|amaranthine:||immortal; undying; deep purple-red colour|
|aubergine:||eggplant; a dark purple colour|
|azure:||light or sky blue; the heraldic colour blue|
|celadon:||pale green; pale green glazed pottery|
|cerulean:||sky-blue; dark blue; sea-green|
|cinnabar:||red crystalline mercuric sulfide pigment; deep red or scarlet colour|
|eburnean:||of or like ivory; ivory-coloured|
|flavescent:||yellowish or turning yellow|
|greige:||of a grey-beige colour|
|heliotrope:||purplish hue; purplish-flowered plant; ancient sundial; signalling mirror|
|hoary:||pale silver-grey colour; grey with age|
|kermes:||brilliant red colour; a red dye derived from insects|
|madder:||red dye made from brazil wood; a reddish or red-orange colour|
|mauve:||light bluish purple|
|mazarine:||rich blue or reddish-blue colour|
|sable:||black; dark; of a black colour in heraldry|
|titian:||red-gold, reddish brown|
Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration.
CHARACTER, POINT OF VIEW, DIALOGUE
Advantages, Disadvantages and Skills (character traits)
Family Echo (family tree website)
PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE, OUTLINE
SETTING, WORLD BUILDING
TOOLS and SOFTWARE
My Writing Nook (online text editor; free)
Bubbl.us (online mind map application; free)
Freemind (mind map application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)
XMind (mind map application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)
Liquid Story Binder (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $45.95; Windows, portable)
Scrivener (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $39.95; Mac)
SuperNotecard (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $29; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)
yWriter (novel organization and writing software; free; Windows, Linux, portable)
JDarkRoom (minimalist text editor; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)
AutoRealm (map creation software; free; Windows, Linux with Wine)
Founder of a free school for slum children Rajesh Kumar Sharma, second from right, and Laxmi Chandra, right, write on black boards, painted on a building wall, at a free school run under a metro bridge in New Delhi, India. At least 30 children living in the nearby slums have been receiving free education from this school for the last three years.
Well… the translations aren’t exactly correct.
but close enough.
I have three of these tattooed on me
I felt the need to talk about these again…
mainly because I’m looking at the “meanings” underneath and they’re not exactly correct.
Like the one for “bravery” actually means “courage in battle/war”.
‘faithfulness’ is kind of watered down…. its a very specific type of faithfulness— marital faithfulness, symbolized by the moon and the star (which I why I have got it tattooed on me before I got married)… same with “commitment”— its actually a symbol for a promise of marriage (it roughly translates to “I will marry you”.
These are very specific Ghanaian symbols. I don’t have a problem with people using them in art, jewelry (shout out to Rachel Stewart— buy her stuff its awesome!) or getting them tattooed. My issue is when their meanings are watered down. Part of the beauty of these symbols is the complexity of their meanings, and the beautiful language they represent.
“faithfulness” the one I have tattooed on me for my husband is Osram Ne Nsoromma Kyekye Pe Aware -The North Star awaits the return of her husband, the Moon.”
There is beauty in the words that don’t exactly translate to English and have very specific meanings. If you’re going to use them— again I have no issue with this so long as you don’t dilute them to just cool symbols with neat meanings.
To me… they have power. They protect me and my family. They’re all over my home, my traditional clothing for a reason. I respect people who understand what they are, value them and treat them with the reverence they deserve.
The planet does not need more ‘successful people’. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture is the set.
Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama (via q-uote)