Wow, what great sites you all shared. Thanks so much for letting us in on your online breaks. So here are the places I like to go when I need a break. Some are great for just a few minutes, some give a nice long break. But they’re all great fun! (click the headlines below)
History in the Headlines: Writers
This is the History Channel’s collection of fascinating stories about writers throughout history. I’ve learned all kinds of fun facts here.
Hey, it’s grammar, and it’s gorillas. Who could ask for anything more? Test yoru grammar skills and earn bananas.
A delightful collection on Pinterest of Snoopy the Author cartoons. I love these things!
This is one of my all-time favorite online break sites, primarily because it has so many fun things you can do. For example:
*Electronic Poetry Kit
You may have the magnetic version of this. I do. In fact, I have several versions of magnetic poetry on my fridge. It’s great fun. Well, now you don’t have to go to your fridge to play with it. You can hop on over to this site and make poetry with a variety of kits, from the Stephen King kit to the Oscar Wilde kit to the Sylvia Plath kit. Enjoy!
Sometimes all you need is one idea to get you going. Well, here’s the place to get it.
More than you can get through in a whole lot of breaks.
Ever wondered what famous author you write like? Well, hop on over to this site, write a little bit, and it will tell you. I love writing in different ways and voices, to see how many different authors I am. <grin>
And, of course, there’s always a shopping break. Here are the sites I enjoy when I want to find a fun writing-focused tool or gift to reward myself with after meeting a goal:
So, I pulled a random few paragraphs from my WIP and plugged it into “I Write Like” …The answer? Stephen King! Um…I think that site is broken, Karen. 😉
It seems I write like Stephen King, too.
This is beginning to sound like the start of a Stephen King story…
Haha! Maybe we should collaborate, Andrew. 😉
That sounds like a plan, Deborah!
I was going to suggest that I Write Like might say everyone writes like Steven King, but I tried the first chapter of my current release that’s a romantic historical set in Judea in AD 122.
First I entered the entire chapter (690 words): Ann Rice
Then I entered the first scene (281 words) where the hero kills someone deliberately, only to discover it’s someone he didn’t want to kill: Dan Brown
Finally, I input the second scene (679 words) where the dead teenager is brought home to his family and the father and older son, who got his brother where he could be killed, argue while the sister (heroine) listens: Ann Rice.
So it looks like it answers with the author that matches the largest fraction of your text.
Oops. I know 679 and 281 add to 960, not 690. Is there a math equivalent of dyslexic? But that 690 leaped out at me as I scanned past to see Henry’s post, so maybe I’m not mathlexic, only a poor typist.
Thank you! I definitely have to check out Grammar Gorilla and the Electronic Poetry Kit.
Oh, and apparently I write like Mario Puzo.
I think it’s just about time for a break!
I took my post from Monday about the closure of the Family Christian Stores and put it into the “I write like” site.
Authur C. Clarke
While I love science fiction I didn’t realize my prose was so “out of this world.”!!!!
“2017: A Space Bloggity” by Steve Laube.
A business article pulled up Arthur C. Clarke?? That’s bizarre, Steve.