Today's link is for Lisa! It's Maureen Johnson on getting past "the Great Wall of Sucktitude." Sooner or later, no matter how lucky and talented and wonderful you are (whoever YOU are in this particular case) . . . you are going to hit the Great Wall of Sucktitude. You’re just … [Read more...] about The Great Wall of Suckitude
The Nine Stages of Dating a Novel
It's been a week! If you're still doing NaNo, you're probably past the "squee" stage with your book and well into "procrastination" or "expletive." Hang in there. … [Read more...] about The Nine Stages of Dating a Novel
They Fight Crime!
Here's another wonderful story generator: two unlikely characters meet. They fight crime! … [Read more...] about They Fight Crime!
A Random Trope
This is the link for a random page from the TV Tropes wiki. Use with caution! TV Tropes is a sucking vortex of awesome. You could fall in and not come out for days. … [Read more...] about A Random Trope
Today's source of inspiration is the Flickr random interesting photos page. I love the crazy variety of stuff that ends up here. … [Read more...] about Random Interestingness
The Cool Bits story generator is one of my favorite things to play with when I'm bored with my story. There's always at least one Cool Bit I can throw in to liven things up. … [Read more...] about Cool Bits
Today's source of inspiration is Flickrvision. It's an early mashup prototype combining Flickr and Google Maps. If it's working, you should see images pop up from all over the world. … [Read more...] about Flickrvision
The Prompt Machine
Since it's National Novel Writing Month, I'm going to bring you daily doses of writerly fun every day this month. First up: sources of inspiration. Today, it's The Prompt Machine. "A wants B, but can’t have it because of C." I have my main plot pretty well sorted out (for now), … [Read more...] about The Prompt Machine
Shut up, brain.
Last night I finished writing the last chapter of my WordPress book (huzzah! confetti!) and went promptly to bed, being rather worn out. Not ten minutes later, my brain coughed up a scene and a plot complication for the mystery novel I put on the back burner several months … [Read more...] about Shut up, brain.
a writer’s married life (an occasional series)
ME, registering my new toll tag via iPhone while he drives: What's your license plate number? HIM: I don't know. I'll add it later. ME, having lost signal: OK. I'll let you set up the autopay thing too, then. I'm going back to my story now. [stares out the window] HIM: I have to … [Read more...] about a writer’s married life (an occasional series)