September 27th, 2006

typewriter

stupid plot tricks

I'm having loads of fun with this teaser from the Viable Paradise fantasy and science fiction writers workshop.

(Mike Ford used to teach at it, and I found it by reading Making Light's latest collection of Mike Ford links.)

I haven't used this particular set of tricks before, but I've used other semi-random ways of generating disparate plot elements or ideas and it sometimes gets my brain moving in interesting directions.