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How to find story ideas by being lazy

I previously wrote about how to find ideas for stories; that they are all around you. I wrote of the time I saw a nicely dressed  old man walking with a shovel in a graveyard. 298 more words


Sabin Paragram Absurdism Minemnist

Here are cut’pastes of some recent examples of the more important :-) SPAM I have received:

Dr. joel: hi – I write to inform you that your diplomat has been arrived in your airport with your package, his name… 291 more words

Steven S. Walsky

Nearing the end of the first draft.

Pardon me while I indulge in a self-motivating blog post. I haven’t don’t one of these in a while and I always felt embarrassed afterwards when I realize what it was that I had written. 577 more words


#NaNoPrep 3: Set the Music Mood

The last easy task on my NaNoPrep list. If you like to write to music, you need to have it to hand. There’s countless ways to get your tuneful fix these days, from iTunes and other MP3 playing softwares to YouTube playlists and streaming sites like Spotify and Pandora. 37 more words


SleepyDragon1320 reblogged this on Sleepy Book Dragon and commented:

I know not everyone can work with music on but I do sometimes find listening to OST's and music with few vocals does help.

#NaNoPrep 2: Prepare your space

If you’re going to write 50,000 words, unless you’re a terrifyingly fast writer, you’re going to be at it for a while. The idea is that you slog through for 30 days, really. 183 more words

SleepyDragon1320 reblogged this on Sleepy Book Dragon and commented:

My work space for this NaNo? Um... My bedroom I guess. If you can work with others around, write-in's with other NaNo-ers in your area could be a good way to boost your word count. Make sure to join and check your local region's forum on the NaNo website for sessions near you. If I work up the courage, I might also be attending some local write-ins in my region.


My first novel was published nineteen years ago, a time when books were very much alive. Having my work in my hand, printed, bound and beautifully illustrated, was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. 450 more words


#Nanowrimo: Kernel Idea Examples

The last post was about the Kernel Idea.

Let’s look at some ideas

  • Character:  “A housewife and female assassin must uncover the truth of the men in their lives in order to save their own.”  …
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