30+ Tools For The Amateur Writer NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is almost upon us. On November 1st, brave souls everywhere will embark on a month long endeavor to write a story of at least 50,000 words. We've gathered 30+ tools to help those folks who want to try their hand at it. Collaborative Writing Top 30 Best Tools for Writing Online Oct Filed Under Software | Comments Off Whether you’re new to the world of authorship or a veteran trying to make the most of Web services and applications, there are a number of online tools for writers of all types. From blogging platforms to networking hotbeds, and job boards to real-world gatherings, and more, the supply of utilities is comprehensive, to say the least. But finding them all can be hard-going, so we’ve taken the liberty to make the discovery process easier by arranging our top finds here for your perusal.
I Did Not Know That! Clever Tips To Make Your Life Easier I Did Not Know That! Clever Tips To Make Your Life Easier Welcome to yet another round of “I Did Not Know That!” 'The Rescuers' Topless Scene Claim: The photographic image of a topless woman appears in the background of a scene in The Rescuers. Origins: On 8 January 1999, Disney announced a recall of the home video version of their 1977 animated feature The Rescuers because it contained an "objectionable background image." That image was one which appeared in a scene approximately into the film: as rodent heroes Bianca and Bernard fly through the city in a sardine box strapped to the back of Orville, proprietor of Albatross Air Charter Service, the photographic image of a topless woman can be seen at the window of a building in the background in two different non-consecutive frames, first in the bottom left corner, then at the top center portion of the frame:
Conflict in Fiction June 15, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill last modified June 15, 2011 A writer and I were recently speaking about conflict. She was trying to add more, to vary the types of conflict in her manuscript, and feeling frustrated. Other than obnoxious arguments and physical fights, what kinds of fictional conflict are there? When to Get Specific vs When to Summarize If you watched the vice presidential debate last week, you may remember our dearly beloved Moderator Martha grilling the candidates when they didn’t directly answer her questions. She tacked this important, revealing phrase onto the end of almost every primary question she asked: “Be specific.” Why’d she say that? Because when people have a question, they rarely want to hear a summarized or non-specific answer.
Online Etymology Dictionary until recently a difficult word to trace, in part because it was taboo to the editors of the original OED when the "F" volume was compiled, 1893-97. Written form only attested from early 16c. OED 2nd edition cites 1503, in the form fukkit; earliest appearance of current spelling is 1535 -- "Bischops ... may fuck thair fill and be vnmaryit" [Sir David Lyndesay, "Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaits"], but presumably it is a much more ancient word than that, simply one that wasn't written in the kind of texts that have survived from Old English and Middle English.
12 Ways Lemons Can Make You More Beautiful You know what to do if life gives you lemons… make DIY beauty and skincare products! Okay, so the phrase might not be as catchy, but it’s way true: lemons are natural toners and cleansers, making them the go-to for everything from brightening your hair to banishing oily skin. Plus, they’re extremely cheap for a main ingredient (take that four for $1 deal next time you’re at the market). So we’re putting the spotlight on the yellow citrus in our latest DIY beauty roundup with these 12 easy ways to work lemons into your homemade beauty recipes. SimLab - The SimLab Now featuring... Welcome, one and all . . . to SimLab I'll be introducing everything I know about The Sims 3.