Monday, May 26, 2014

Writing Words: What do those acronyms mean?

As a beginning writer (or one who doesn't want to ask many questions) it can be very confusing when you first start talking to other writers. They throw around these acronyms and it can be very confusing. Here is a helpful guide to a few of them.

MS ~ Manuscript

WIP ~ Work in Progress

POV ~ Point of View

MC ~ Main Character

MMC ~ Main Male Character

MFC ~ Main Female Character

Are there writing terms or acronyms that you are confused by or unsure of the meaning? Feel free to email me your questions at

Sarah Holman is a not so typical mid-twenties girl: A homeschool graduate, sister to six awesome siblings, and author of four published books and counting. If there is anything adventuresome about her life, it is because she serves a God with a destiny bigger than anything she could have imagined.


  1. Hi Sarah, thank you for sharing with us! The acronymns that you shared above that I knew were WIP, POV, MC, but I wasn't sure what MMC and MFC stood for. Now I know!

    His Princess,

  2. Thank you very much! A couple of these had me puzzled. :-)


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