Writer's Relief

Resources you may not necessarily need, but once you discover them you surely won't be able to survive without them.

Websites for the Weary

Make-a-Flake by Barkley Evergreen & Partners, Inc.
Make your own virtual snowflakes! Add them to the growing gallery or send one to a friend.

Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt
Co-developed by one of the pioneers of ambient music, Oblique Strategies is a series of aphorisms that help overcome creative blocks. Oblique Strategies are like a deck of cards with words or phrases designed to "jog" the mind into finding fresh ways of looking at a problem. Access Oblique Strategies electronically by clicking the link and then choosing a random card.

For more information about Oblique Strategies, visit http://www.rtqe.net/ObliqueStrategies/OSintro.html

Eats, Shoots, and Leaves Punctuation Game by Lynn Truss
Based on the book of the same name, play this game to find out where you rate as a stickler for punctuation!

Fly Guy by Trevor Van Meter
Take a ride through the atmosphere, go through space, meet some interesting characters, and end up in a special place—all using no more than your keyboard's arrow keys.

Pyramid Solitaire by Capella
Since when is 13 considered a lucky number? There's no curse on these pyramids—just a lot of classic solitaire fun!


We've selected a few of our favorite quotes from www.brainyquote.com to help you feel, well, not quite so all alone...read on!

"Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite."
–Edward Albee

"The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story."
–Ursula K. Le Guin

"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out."
–Ray Bradbury

"Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?"
–Kurt Vonnegut

"Knowledge is love and light and vision."
–Helen Keller

"The faster I write the better my output. If I'm going slow I'm in trouble. It means I'm pushing the words instead of being pulled by them."
–Raymond Chandler

"The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way."
–Richard Harding Davis

"Some people carry their heart in their head and some carry their head in their heart. The trick is to keep them apart yet working together."
–David Hare