from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Desperation; despair.


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  • So what I've been thinking about recently, thanks to desperance, is tone, and the way tone affects (my) writing speed.

    Tone and writing speed

  • In one of Isaac Asimov's Empire series, he describes a drug called 'desperance' whose function is to make whoever takes it despair and be ready to kill or commit suicide.

    Strange New Respect

  • In sad news, via desperance, British fantasy author Louise Cooper has died.

    Reluctant Mage wordcount

  • One of these fabulous people is desperance, a man of food and cats and wonderful fiction.

    Morning all, and LOLOLOLOL!!!!!

  • I so get that one (and then email desperance, who is very long-suffering, and say 'wah' and he says 'it's normal').

    kateelliott: Not As Bad As I Feared

  • Like desperance, I'll sometimes change my mind about what's happening as I go along (or change someone's reason for doing something/their background).

    kateelliott: Writing the Wrong Words

  • Re: not exactly what you're talking about ... but ... desperance

    kateelliott: the Values of the Humanities, and SFF

  • Page Summary bellakara: (no subject) [+0] desperance: (no subject) [+0]

    Burns Night

  • I'm really proud of the contents: a chilling new story by Tanith Lee, a romantic fairytale by Rodello Santos (sacredmime), Chaz Brenchley's powerful fiction (desperance), and a crazy, cool story based on the old Choose Your Own Adventure books by Robert Joseph Levy (relby).

    #3 of Icarus

  • But not migraines. (note: I don't get them myself) (Reply to this) desperance

    mrissa: Books read, late June


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