First, the best story exercise generator EVAR!! Bonnie Neubauer’s StorySpinner. I love this thing. I totally used it to generate the basic springboard for PICKLE IN A PEAR TREE, my 2010 NaNoWriMo project. While you’re on her site, hit the Home button for links to her writing books, exercises, workshops and more.
As I said earlier in the week, I did an article for The Blood-Red Pencil on publishing for Amazon AND Smashwords, with additional links in the comments section.
Another recommendation for the Writer’s Knowledge Base. This is Elizabeth Spann Craig’s collection of the best articles on the web for people who write and for writers who want to publish. AWESOMESAUCE!
You know me and tiny/storybook/odd houses. If you don’t know me and tiny/storybook/odd houses, I’ll tell you: I love them. Perhaps inordinately. Look it up. Anyway, I just stumbled onto this web site for Coober Pedy, Opal Capital of the World. That alone is enough to make me drool, but even better is the “architecture”. Check it out!
Finally for this Friday, a great site for people who want to explore being vegan, for themselves, for loved ones or for a character. VegWeb has articles, recipes and a forum, so you can ask questions of real people who are also exploring or proficient in vegan living.
WRITING PROMPT: Look out your window. Focus on one thing. Describe it minutely.