Saturday, February 25, 2012

Another Writing "Tool"

I've come across a new writing tool. It is kind of like 750words.com except cuter.  It is called Written Kitten.  For every on hundred words you write, you get a new kitten.  How awesome is that!  I love kittens.  I want to get a new one soon, actually.  The site doesn't do anything else, there's no other prizes or badges, no stats or analyses.  But with a new kitten every one hundred words, it doesn't really need anything else.  It is for people who want a bit of cute in their day.  There is no saving on this site either, so if you want to keep what you have written, you have to remember to copy and paste to an external source and save. So what am I doing instead of being productive? I'm writing until I hit the word count to get my next kitten!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What Should Happen Next?

The slap was hard. Heat rushed to her face, as she staggered back. Water filled her eyes. She raised her hand to her cheek, numb, but there would be more pain soon. It would be a lingering pain, one that wouldn't let her forget this moment.

She stared intently at her would-be lover, trying to figure out why he thought this was acceptable behaviour. Anger filled eyes that once drew her in with love. The knuckles on the hand that hit her were now white, as his fist hung at his side. His dark hair was out of place, a few strands in his eyes. She had run her fingers through that hair, she had held his hand and kissed his soft lips.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A New Writing Tool... Aid... Prompt... Push...

I signed up for 750words.com.  So far, I really like it.  I like that the site sends you an email reminding you to write at a time you specify.  I like the monthly challenges to write everyday.  I like that it gives you points based on some algorithm.  It hasn't been long, but I'm enjoying the site.

One of the features that I think will be really helpful is the stats page.  It gives you an idea of the tone of your writing.  It also shows you what words you've used most. I might run the risk of over analyzing on the stats page, but for right now, I find it quite helpful.  I think I might also copy and paste a piece of writing just to see what the stats say.  It might be a helpful editing tool.

I was doing pretty well with the site.  I wasn't getting 750 words every day, but I was trying to write for at least ten minutes.  Then my daughter came down with the stomach flu.  She's two and a half.  It was not fun.  I also started feeling unwell.  We're better now and luckily no one else in the household got sick.

I digress.  Anyone who needs a little motivation or wants to find out a little more about their writing should check out 750words.com.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Input versus Output

I think that I might be guilty of this.  Check out the article at Write For Your Life.  I'm always wondering where the time went.  I think it's nice to unplug occasionally.

The dangerous effects of reading Write for Your Life