The Hemingway Editor – A Writing App!

Yeah, I know. I’ve left for so long, this site’s gotten dusty. Well, I’m back! And I’ve brought a gift!

Go check out the Hemingway Editor! The web version is free (I just used it), and it’s just lovely. I found it through Amanda’s tumblr post for the top 55 apps for writers. The best thing about the editor is that the focus isn’t on grammar or spelling, but phrasing. Take a look!

Aside from that, I’ll be posting some new material here. Gah. Poor site; so neglected.

Writhe vs. Wither

writhe

verb \ˈth\

: to twist your body from side to side

with·er

verb \ˈwi-thər\

of a plant : to become dry and weak

I read a lot of porn. Straight up, yes, lots of sex happens in the text that I read. Lots of happy happy fanfiction of characters who would never get in bed with each other, doing just that. And yet. Yet. There are times I wished they really hadn’t. Because ‘wither’.

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OC Reference Sheets!

Tumblr is a wonderful thing. Besides offering hours of random thoughts, it tosses gems out like candy.

Today’s is a special case…

Jukeboxhound reposted about a site (https://charahub.com/refer/aefo) that helps organize your OC characters. I know most people in fanfiction don’t go near OCs, but if you ever develop the world past what the original creator fleshed out, this site is GOLD. It helps define what and who your OC is. From family links, to back story, to setting, dislikes, appearance, jobs, appearance, love interest, birthday, and finally FANDOM.

Who else has spent several thousand words on their character, but haven’t even thought of what the OC’s b-day was? *holds up hand* Guilty! Continue reading

Special SPAM

Aside

Normally, the junk mail I get is pretty normal. A computer saying that my post should get more traffic or that my “material” was helpful. I get a few each week and they get pretty boring to look at. This time, something just pulled out all the stops. I even got a different language!

three spam comments

The spam that made my day.

And yes, we are writing for Upgrading again. I just thought I’d drop by and update FFN. Cept Word is going through an identity crisis and insists that it isn’t licensed and wants to connect to Daddy through the web.
I don’t WANT Skydrive. That’s what G Docs is for… ARGH. (And yes, it’s licensed and no, it won’t connect)

Archive of Our Own

Does anyone else remember how getting an invite from Archive was as likely as breaking into Fort Knox last summer?

I just applied.

“You are currently number 281 on our waiting list! At our current rate, you should receive an invitation on or around: June 29, 2013″

Huh. Alright. I guess I need to write something new before I get that invite.

Sorry… I just had a geek moment:

Jo: Ooooooh
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