Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Just for Fun

Hello Writers!

Writing is serious business, but sometimes you just want to have fun. Fun is what this page is for! We've collected several quirky, silly, funny, and interesting links about writing and literature. These websites and videos make for quick diversions that not only entertain, but may just stoke your creativity. Enjoy.

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A Blog Post from Writer Roxanne Gay

Writer and editor of HTML Giant, Roxanne Gay, muses about multiple writing related things in this amusing blog post.

Handmade Journals
Looking for a new journal? Here is a link to a collection of journals made by artists or small producers for a range of different prices. There are many different different styles and colors so you're sure to find one that you like.

Neil Gaiman Reading Instructions
Here is a good example of how to do a successful reading. This video is both fun and educational in that way. Neil shows you how to entertain the audience both with your stage presence and your writing.

Four Realizations that will Ruin Science Fiction ruins science fiction for you by exposing four major plot components that all science fiction seems to have.

B*tches in Bookshops
Two women riff off of "N*ggas in Paris" by Jay-z and Kanye and make their own literary parody. Explicit lyric warning.

Song: I Like Big Books
A middle school in Texas, USA does a literary parody of Sir Mix-a-Lot's song "Baby Got Back."

The Oatmeal: Grammar Comics
Here are some witty and silly comics explaining commonly misused words, punctuation, and literary elements. If you roll your eyes every time someone used the word literally incorrectly or when when you see a comma splice, these snippy comic strips should make you laugh.

The Alot is Better Than You at Everything
If you hate it when people make a lot into one word, you'll enjoy this comic filled blog post from Allie Brosh. She takes a normally irritating grammatical mistake and creates a way to laugh about it instead.

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