Story Ideas and NaNo

November 25, 2008

I regularly read more than a dozen blogs and news feeds. You can see some of them on the right side of this page.

One of the things I really enjoy is finding real-life news articles that instantly hit me as story fodder*.

Unfortunately, there are way too many good ideas for stories and not enough time to write them all. So with that in mind, I thought I would share some recent links. Perhaps they will stimulate one or two tales of your own. If so, I’d love to read them.

The wreck of a real slave ship has been found off the Turks.

Some water glaciers have been found on Mars!

A Shaman’s grave has been found in Israel.

How about Laser-enrichment for making a nuke in your basement?

How about some beautiful spacecraft artwork to stimulate the Muse?

What’s not to love about Mexican Transvestites?

And in case anyone is wondering, I’m afraid I’m way behind on NaNo, this year. Real-life keeps intruding on my writing time. Don’t worry though, the story will get finished and submitted. It’s just not going to happen quite as fast as I would have liked.

*fod⋅der
–noun
1. coarse food for livestock, composed of entire plants, including leaves, stalks, and grain, of such forages as corn and sorghum.
2. people considered as readily available and of little value: cannon fodder.
3. raw material: fodder for a comedian’s routine.
–verb (used with object)
4. to feed with or as if with fodder.
Origin:
bef. 1000; ME; OE fodder, fōdor; c. G Futter; akin to food

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