If you’re on Thesaurus.com (owned by Dictionary.com) as much as I am, you’ve probably seen their Writing Dynamo program advertised. Tagged “Your personal writing coach,” the program professes itself to be “Accurate, effective, web-based proofreading.”
Were you excited?
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If your sweetheart is a fellow writer and you’re planning a movie night for Thursday (or, like me, you are celebrating Singles Awareness Day and need verification that you are not alone in the world), try one of these three writerly movies (okay, only one is technically a romance, but work with me here).
Yesterday, Mr. Darcy blew up the Internet.
Since the modern-day Lizzie Bennett uploaded her first video diary on YouTube six months ago, tens of thousands of Austen fans have been holding their figurative breaths in anticipation of seeing the one, the only, the Darcy. Dubbed “Darcy Day” (as if it needed any more hype!) it was, despite my worries, not a disappointment.
Image by Steve Winton
Jar Jar Binks did not ruin Star Wars.
Actually, I found Jar Jar amusing. But there’s a reason I put it on my “If I Ever Get Filthy Rich” to-do list to buy the rights to Star Wars so I can completely remake the prequels:
SPOILER ALERT for Mockingjay (The Hunger Games) and Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings).
Image by Marc Falardeau
After finishing the Hunger Games trilogy, I was torn between:
- Wanting to learn the author’s techniques so I could make my readers feel as strongly for my characters as I did for the Hunger Games characters