Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Writer Wednesday

Juicy linky goodness! Awesome links for today plus a writing excercize, mostly because I had a friend complaining of writer's block today.

Excercise to banish writer's block:
I've used this excercise before in my own blocked moments, and in my classes. I'm a huge fan of the cut up.
Write a bio of yourself in about a paragraph (that's 5-7 sentences). Cut the paragraphy down to individual words. Mix and match.You'll be surprised what you come up with--a completely different life history! You can do this with newspaper articles, magazines, old books you don't mind cutting up, poems, whatever...

In other news:
Book banning continues in VA:

BookLamp Launches a Pandora For Books

How NOT to open a novel is here.(tip 'o the hat to James Scott Bell)

@sf_fandom: Sci Fiction World: Science fiction iPhone and iPad apps:
SF Guide:

This is a free online conference for writers WriteOnCon (tip 'o the hat to Sara Megibow)

Cool Blog: Girlfriends Book Club:

So cold

I have never been this cold before, inside and out. It's hard to think, it's hard to process a thought. There's no physical heat...