What I’m Really Doing Behind the Laptop

Some expert somewhere once said that during an 8 hour period, a writer spends 6 hours thinking, 1 hour eating, and 1 hour actually writing. In my efforts to outline my new nonfiction title, as well as put together a graphic novel script, I’ve found that statement to be entirely true.  As the ultimate multi-tasker, my 6 hours thinking are often spent playing games, updating Facebook, researching random myths, and web surfing. Here are some of the cool things I’ve found this week during my work day:

Lisa Snellings is a brilliant artist and sculptor of things wild and strange. Her work can be found at www.poppetplanet.com and find her on Facebook as well.

Bob Podrasky has a blog on creative writing. Lots of awesome advice and writing prompts, free of charge.   http://inspirecreatewrite.blogspot.com/

For the spiritual piece of you, author Karen Tate is offering two free downloads of springtime meditations at  http://www.karentate.com/Tate/giftshop.html#meditations

For surreal-esque and absolutely gorgeous Goddess art, visit artist Russelle Westbrook’s website at http://www.theforgottengoddess.com

Bungee America offers a 5 mile nature hike to conclude with bungee jumping off the BRIDGE TO NOWHERE for $70 in Azusa CA  http://www.bungeeamerica.com

Check out the BBC/E4 show MISFITS. http://www.e4.com/misfits/ The first season (6 episodes) just ended. Fricken hilarious, the soundtrack is awesome, and it’s seriously one of the best shows out right now. Here’s the blurb from the website:
Misfits follows five outsiders on community service who get struck by a flash storm and lumbered with special powers.

Hard as nails Kelly (Lauren Socha) can suddenly hear people’s thoughts, shamed sporting hero Curtis (Nathan Stewart Jarrett) discovers he has the ability to turn back time when he regrets something, and party girl Alisha (Antonia Thomas) can send people into a sexual frenzy when they touch her skin. Even painfully shy Simon (Iwan Rheon) can make himself invisible when he feels he’s being ignored, which makes it all the more hard to swallow for smart aleck Nathan (Robert Sheehan), who seems to have been unaffected, much to his dismay.

Unlike their more conventional counterparts, our misfits don’t swap their ankle tags and mobile phones for capes and tights. Instead, they discover what a pain in the arse life can be when you’re stuck with a super power you didn’t want.


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