Wednesday, April 1

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. Those were fantastic suggestions!

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

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

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

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

  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.

    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.