Writers Workshop The Bonsai Story Tree Generator takes coherent text and turns it into... well, I'm not sure what. It's not GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) -- it's more like QIGO (Quality In, Garbage Out). Only, the garbage often makes a sort of strange, surreal sense... Judge for yourself. :-) Why is it called the Bonsai Story Tree Generator? At each December holiday party of the Northern Colorado Writers' Workshop, members exchange gag gifts; the more unique the better (and nothing costing more than $13.13). (In January 2005, Bonsai'd text was published as chapter 34 of the hoax book, Atlanta Nights, ostensibly the worst book ever written.) I put up this web interface so others can create their own Bonsai Story Trees. --Andrew Burt
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How to Change Your Life: A User’s Guide ‘You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.’ ~Mike Murdock By Leo Babauta Start with a simple statement: what do you want to be? Are you hoping to someday be a writer, a musician, a designer, a programmer, a polyglot, a carpenter, a manga artist, an entrepreneur, an expert at something? How do you get there? Do you set yourself a big goal to complete by the end of the year, or in three months? I’m going to lay down the law here, based on many many experiments I’ve done in the last 7 years: nothing will change unless you make a daily change. I’ve tried weekly action steps, things that I do every other day, big bold monthly goals, lots of other permutations. If you’re not willing to make it a daily change, you don’t really want to change your life in this way. So make a daily change. How to Turn an Aspiration Into a Daily Change Let’s name a few aspirations: How do you turn those lofty ideas into daily changes? You get the idea. How to Implement Daily Changes
KARANLIK VE AYDINLIK “Nathanael, sana an’lardan söz edeceğim. Varlıkları ne güçlüdür, anladın mı?” Anlar… An içinde anıya dönüşen. Anlar varoluşun tam tamına kendisiyken, ne kadar da narin, bir saniye içinde tuz buz olan, ne kadar da parmakların arasından akan kum misali küçük, kırık ve savruk… Anlar çocuk. Anlar ancak çocuk olduğun kadar anlamlı. Büyüdüğünde bunu anlamalı,ve ağlamalısın büyüdüğün için. Ya da içindeki çocuğu bulup hayallerini yeniden inşa etmelisin bir yerlerde;okyanus kıyısında, ormanın derinliklerinde, Antarktika’da,ya da şehirdederme çatma. Ne kadar da küçüksün içinde bir yerlerde,evrende… Elinden tutan yok. Kararların ve karın ağrılarınla,daima tek başına, sevdiklerinin yanında bile. Ve çoklar arasında akarken bir yönden bir yöne, sana çizilmiş yoldaanların sendir; sen az öncede kaldı. Bak, çocuktum. Bak, mutluydum anladın mı? O anı hatırlıyorum şimdi.Bu, demiştim kendi kendime, hiç bitmeyecek. Bu, demiştim kendi kendime, kendi dünyam, mutluyum ve hiç değişmeyecek. Sonra büyüdüm.
Character Questionnaires - Get to Know Your Characters Receive more writing tips and advice (along with special offers and other Gotham news). One of the best ways to get to know your characters is to ask questions about them. Many writers do this as a kind of homework before they actually start writing a story. The more you know your characters, the fuller they will be. Character Questionnaire 1 This questionnaire is found in Gotham Writers Workshops Writing Fiction. You might start with questions that address the basics about a character: What is your characters name? What is your characters hair color? What kind of distinguishing facial features does your character have? Does your character have a birthmark? Who are your characters friends and family? Where was your character born? Where does your character go when hes angry? What is her biggest fear? Does she have a secret? What makes your character laugh out loud? When has your character been in love? Then dig deeper by asking more unconventional questions: Look at your characters feet.