November 2008

Boggle!

Voodoo Doughtnut. No, no, check out the Events, too. That WHAT?!? And their online store, where the motto is, “The magic is in the hole.” Seriously, the Subgenius of Doughtnut shops.

Fabulous fake names.

(via Kate. A stunning list of fake names From a fab author: 1. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s and father’s middle names)Marie Alan. 2. NASCAR NAME: (first name of your mother’s dad, father’s dad)Durwood Lambert. 3. STAR WARS NAME: (the first 2 letters of your last name, first 4 letters of your first name)Kn’dean 4. DETECTIVE …

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Writerly Ramble.

You know, I think I’m just going to have to give in and get a shirt made that says, “WARNING: TMI” on it. Some people at work were making fun of me for saying things like, “You have hollows under your cheeks.” “You have a big back.” “Brown and black do go together, especially when …

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Writerly Ramble.

Morning post-shower insight (also, in light of reading Christopher Vogler’s The Writer’s Journey): Stories are the Western version of Zen. The basic western story is, “Person can’t figure out how to handle something, what to do; person learns from various people what to do; person does what’s necessary after a change in attitude” or, if …

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NaNoWriMo: Time Killer

Avoiding writing? Check out Christie’s listing of books and manuscripts for sale. Gogol’s Dead Souls. Nabokov’s The Luzhin Defense. A copy inscribed to his wife. Don’t even get me started on the art. See, I’m caught up on my word count. Nyaa…