Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q is for Quidditative

quidditative = quirky; eccentric

I am almost positive that none of you have ever heard this word before. To be honest, I looked up "obscure words that begin with the letter Q" and this word was on a huge list of Q words! When did anyone have time to come up with that?! It was pretty cool. Well anyway, I really love this word. It describes me to a t. (Liz agrees;) ) Because of this word, I chose to give one of the characters in my book a strange "thing" with Garlic Bread. Shocking, I know. So far, he has burnt it and eaten it with a spicy taco. Later, he is going to be assaulted by a man in a garlic bread costume and have a dream where he is eaten by garlic bread. Oh, if anyone has any good ideas about how else I can use garlic bread, please leave me a comment with your idea. (Liz, you are not allowed to post any crazy ideas from two in the morning!)

What does this have to do with writing? It is an awesome way to flesh out your characters. Giving them a quiddity of some sort can make a character more relateable. If you want, send in some quirks that you think are good ideas!

Here are a few more words that begin with Q!

quiddity = unique essence; eccentricity

quat = a pimple; an insignificant person

quatch = a word; a sound

quadragesimarian = one who observes Lent

quadragenarian = a person between 40 and 49 years of age

quomodocunquize = to make money in any way possible


  1. Hahaha, you never said anything about random ideas at TWO IN THE AFTERNOON, mwahahaha.... Let me see...

    His *brunette* girlfriend could, while laughing, spit it in his face during a dinner date. It sounds random, but is really quite workable and believable. That's all I have for now, but I'm sure I can come up with more ideas once my mind gets working....


  2. This quadragenarian, who is a middle school librarian, likes your blog! I will be sending some of my YAs to your blog to read your musings.