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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 3

"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."Silvia Plath

Prompt of the Day: Something smells absolutely... terrible!


Have a Facebook? Have any weird aps on it (Cafeworld, VampireWars. even Super-poke if you don't have much)? Look at your aps, your neighbors/friends in those aps, and think up some kind of scene inspired by that. Or, hey, inspire a whole story - it's still only Day 3! (Note: make sure you avoid flagrant copyright and trademark violations along the way.)


Use the following line (adjust pronouns/tense as necessary):

"It's no surprise I'm leaving tomorrow, I can't believe I stayed till today"
lyrics from "No Surprise" by Daughtry

Tip of the Day: BACK UP YOUR WORK.

No, seriously. Back it up. Don't just save it one place. In fact, don't just save it two places, either, especially if your two places are something like a computer you share with someone else and a flash-drive/thumb-drive/USB-drive.

If you are using a flash-drive, know how to use it right. Make sure you "safely remove hardware" before removing it from your computer, or you can corrupt any files saved on it. Never remove it while you have a file open - for that matter, you're safest if you close the entire program you were using, to make sure it's not still accessing for some reason.

Emailing your work-in-progress to yourself as an attachment is a great safety-system.

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