For non-writers or new writers who aren’t sure what all the acronyms and unique lingo means. :)
BR – beta reader, also beta; see this post for full definition.
CP – critique partner; see this post for full definition.
MC – main character
MG – Middle Grade; a category of books aimed mainly at pre-teens, perhaps ages 8-14.
MS – manuscript
NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. An international writing challenge during the month of November. Official website.
Pantser – someone who doesn’t plan the story out in advance. Taken from “flying by the seat of your pants”.
Plotter – someone who outlines the story in part or full prior to writing.
POV – point of view
SF/F – science fiction / fantasy
SNI – shiny new idea
WIP – work in progress
YA – Young Adult; a category of books aimed mainly at teens, perhaps ages 14-19.