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October 8th, 2009

09:58 am - Need a happy moment today?

Boy Lifts Book; Librarian Changes Boy's Life.

Crossposted to my Dreamwidth account at http://telophase.dreamwidth.org/1613817.html. You can comment here or there.

11:41 am - Quick!

Give me ideas for random plot twists or elements; things that might happen in a story. They can be as small or as grand as you like; as silly or as mundane as you like. Genre doesn't matter.

Here's a few to start with:

Your protagonist goes fishing.

The villain is actually a dupe for the person you thought was your best friend.

An unexpected letter arrives.

A unexpected letter arrives, addressed to someone else.


why no, of course I'm not considering writing a simple NaNoWriMo What To Write Next Generator to kick-start my brain out of its current fog. Er, not for writing NaNo myself, for coding-type things.

Crossposted to my Dreamwidth account at http://telophase.dreamwidth.org/1613915.html. You can comment here or there.

03:18 pm - The Interactive Dan Brown Plot Generator

http://www.slate.com/id/2228327/

A long-forgotten code in the monuments of Dallas.
A nefarious cult determined to protect it.
A white-knuckled race to uncover the United States Postal Service's darkest secret.

The Sacred Sign


When world-famous Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to the Texas Book Depository to analyze a mysterious geometric form—drawn on a calling card next to the disemboweled corpse of the head docent—he discovers evidence of the unthinkable: the resurgence of the ancient cult of the Diablonati, a secret branch of the United States Postal Service that has surfaced from the shadows to carry out its legendary vendetta against its mortal enemy, the Vatican.

Langdon's worst fears are confirmed when a messenger from the Diablonati appears at the Texas Theater to deliver a sinister ultimatum: Turn over the archbishop, or one cherub will disappear from the Sistine Chapel every day. With only three days to foil their plot, Langdon joins forces with the abdominally-gifted and enigmatic daughter of the murdered docent in a desperate bid to crack the code that will reveal the cult's secret plan.

Embarking on a frantic hunt, Langdon and his companion follow a 300-year-old trail through Dallas's most venerable statues and exalted monuments, pursued by a Romanian assassin the cult has sent to thwart them. What they discover threatens to expose a conspiracy that goes all the way back to Benjamin Franklin and the very founding of the United States Postal Service.

Crossposted to my Dreamwidth account at http://telophase.dreamwidth.org/1614145.html. You can comment here or there.
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