Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Posted by Laurel Garver on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 8 comments
Do you struggle to come up with ideas for your blog, writer friends? Well, never fear, I have a handy list to stimulate your thinking about awesome topics sure to draw a big audience, post after post.

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  • Make your romance swoonier with these pretty names for human excretions
  • How vowels are destroying your prose
  • Fantastik! Using product placement to make your fiction more lucrative
  • Inspiring stories from the great nose pickers of literary history
  • How to write a novel in just 30 years by agonizing over a sentence a day
  • No ifs, ands, or buts: Destroy those pesky conjunctions
  • Why redundancy matters
  • Develop stronger plots using chicken entrails divination
  • How to craft exquisite poems using only Wingdings font
  • Tips for combining the styles of James Joyce and Cormac McCarthy to create aggressively unreadable prose
  • Punch or punch? How to develop anxiety about homonyms
  • How to improve your pacing using detailed descriptions of every character's outfit
  • Eight is not enough: How to incorporate more typefaces in your fiction
  • Streamline your character names: ambisexual monikers to give every character in your story


  • Happy April Fool's Day! Do you have a favorite trick or hoax?


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    1. Can't wait to read your next story in which everyone is named Jamie. :-)

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  2. LOL - thanks for these hilarious suggestions. I'm tempted to try one or two. Happy April Fool's Day!

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    1. You know you want to work more product placement into your fantasy, because it's just SO authentic, right? :-)

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  3. April Fool? But I'm almost done with my WingDings poem.

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    1. I bet it's quite picturesque, literally. :-)

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  4. I'm torn which post to write first the sweeter names for excrement or the ambisexual name game.

    Thanks for the laugh. I have some chicken entrails to divine, so I have to go.

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    1. I hope the chicken's last meal leads you to create a swoony scene in which Taylor and Taylor whisper sweet nothings about steatorrhea.

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