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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Story Generators

These random story ideas crack me up, all from Seventh Sanctum's What-If-Inator:

What if Marco Polo fought Lewis Carroll?
What if the rise of Egypt involved nanotechnologists?
What if John Adams switched places with Beowulf?
What if Annie Oakley was directly responsible for WWII?
What if Confucius was a starship commander?
What if the extinction of the dinosaurs involved corporate executives?
What if Cleopatra was a botanist?

Okay, some of these might really work for Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams.  :)

Check out my post on Writers on the Move  to see what I think of these online story generators.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Beauty of Snow--Vsetin, Czech Republic

A billion diamonds--there for everyone to enjoy.  Snow hats on everything.  Crunches and squeaks beneath my boots.  So very, very beautiful.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Year's Tradition

As is my tradition, I spent New Year's Day doing all the things I hope to be doing a lot of in the coming year.  So I...

Hiked (in the snow!)
Submitted query letters to literary agents
Cooked and ate good food
Played games
Skyped with family

Hmmm...but the only cleaning I did was the dishes.  I might have a messy house this year. :)  

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Loved it!

A brilliant homage to the old movies.

I won't say any more right now.  Just go see it if you haven't!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Inversion in Slovakia

Inversion from a nameless little peak close to Roháč (Near Puchov, Slovakia). And yes, we're above the clouds. Unexpected and spectacular.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Nanowrimo 2015--58,000 words written

Just validated the rough draft of my 2015 Nanowrimo novel!  
Didn't quite finish the plot, but got 58,000 good words written, and will soon finish the story too.
Got inspired.
Had fun.
Feel proud.