Ugh, I'm still struggling with that short freebie story. It shouldn't be this hard. Why is it?
I've been distracting myself by blog hopping and surfing and I thought I'd share some links I've found:
"Unsent Letters" posts letters people have written but never sent. Some of them are funny, some of them are heartwrenching, but they are all amazingly powerful.
Marley put me onto author Suzanne McMinn's Chickens on the Road site - there are recipes and crafts and all sorts of goodies. It's one of the best sites I've ever seen. If you like a recipe, at the bottom there's a link to a 'printable' page so you can print them off. I've printed off about a half dozen already - snickerdoodles, samoas, biscuits, etc.
If ever you have any questions about police officers, visit Lee Lofland's The Graveyard Shift blog. Lee wrote Police Procedures & Investigation in the Howdunnit series - a book I've turned to on more than one occasion. The thing I like about his blog is he includes a lot of pictures so you don't have to just rely on his descriptions but can easily visualize the dashboard of a cruiser, or the gun he's discussing etc.
When I just want to get away, I turned to one of my favourite places in Canada - Banff, Alberta. Specifically the Sulphur Mountain webcam so I can track the snow on the mountain top.
If you've wondered where I got some of the nifty graphics I use here, try Imagechef.
A while back, Gizmo Guy sent me a link to this site. Someone has taken photos of Barack Obama's inauguration, and stitched them together so you can zoom in on specific images. It's really cool. (Or you can just go here for some fantastic images from around the world that day.)
To keep this post writing-related, do you believe that saying that there are only 3/7/20 original plots? Or did you just watch a show on television last night and said "That's just like [insert different show]" It maybe ... take a look at these tropes of various television shows.
When I just want to play with my words instead of editing them, I turn to Wordle or Word Hearts. (Just don't save your graphic or it gets posted for everyone to see. I'm not that comfortable copying my work that way. But you can still save the picture and print it off for your own use.
Yeah, as you can see, I've been amusing myself today, and not in a productive way. Ah, well, gotta put my proboscis back to the circular, revolving, abrasive rock. (Yeah, I love thesaurus.com too.)