We’re back to our exploration of plot points and literary themes for this week’s Theme: A Story’s Soul post at DIY MFA. This time, we’re looking at the midpoint, when the protagonist is in the middle of his story-goal pursuit – but not everything has gone the way he’d hoped or planned. Thus, the midpoint represents the character’s “mirror moment,” a shift in thought or momentum that helps the protagonist get back on track. And if you look closely, you’ll find that this scene often teems with literary themes.
Want to Learn Some Icelandic?
I’m getting ready for my upcoming trip to the Iceland Writers Retreat. (In fact, I fly out 3 weeks from today! 😀 ) And in between the practical and logistical preparations, I’ve spent some time studying the Icelandic language. It’s mostly to learn basic sayings or words / phrases that are good for tourists to know. But I’ve really enjoyed the challenge of it so far (Icelandic isn’t easy to learn!) and the beauty of its overall sound.
Which got me thinking: Would you like to learn some Icelandic? 🙂
If your answer is “yes,” let me know in your comments on this post. Feel free to suggest basic words or phrases you’re curious about, too. If I get enough responses, I’ll post an article here with written translations and a couple YouTube videos (by native Icelandic speakers) before my trip.
So, are you interested in learning some Icelandic? If so, which words or phrases? (Basic ones that are easy to look up would be best. *wink*) And as always, if you have any comments on the DIY MFA post, feel free to share them here or at DIY MFA.