Writers have their own language. A shorthand, if you will. Outsiders (non-writers) think they know what most of these words and phrases mean. But they don't. Here, in a continuing series of posts, I will divulge the SECRET MEANINGS OF WRITERS' JARGON.
Vanity Press: (noun) The coffee press you use to make your own special blend, and yet no one takes your coffee seriously.
Prologue: (noun) The log a person should be beaten with when he decides to write for a living. (Not to be confused with “prelude.”)
Prelude: (noun) The portion of the story you write before the ’ludes kick in. (Not to be confused with “prologue.”)