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21

Oct

amandaonwriting:

Harry Potter Comic
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The Budgie
Source for Comic

amandaonwriting:

The Budgie

Source for Comic

Some Ideas For NaNoWriMo

netawrites:

Most people think that NaNoWriMo starts in November. After all, anyone who has befriended an amateur writer has probably seen their crazy, wide eyes and coffee-stained body during the month of November. 

None of them know that the craze begins all the way in October — the National Novel-Planning Month; otherwise known as NaNoPlaMo. Or, at least, that’s how I like to call it. 

So in light of NaNoPlaMo, I have decided to devise a list of 30 story ideas that might intrigue you, in case you are planning on participating in NaNoWriMo and have no idea. 

NB: Not all of the items on this list are prompts. Some may be quote [like #1], some may be three elements [like #5], some may be a song [like #3]. 

PS: I highly encourage submissions!!!!!!!!!!!

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20

Oct

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(Source: withmoore)

(I am working late at night in a 24-hour pharmacy. There are only three customers in the store:
a scruffy but clean young couple and another gentleman. The woman in the young couple is very heavily pregnant, and her partner is picking up the range of baby hats we carry and holding them up against her stomach, then looking at the prices and sadly putting them back. They pick up a packet of the cheapest pain medication we carry and bring it to the counter.)
Female Customer:
“I’m sorry, but can you please ask the pharmacist if these are safe for me to take?”
Me:
“Of course!”
(While we’re waiting for the pharmacist to come out, they tell me they’re expecting their daughter any day now. The pharmacist has been watching the young couple since they came in.)
Pharmacist:
“These are fine, but can I ask why you need them?”
Female Customer:
“Oh, I have a horrible cough that’s making my back ache even worse. I can’t get to sleep.”
(The pharmacist goes through a list of cough medicines safe for her to take, before the young man shakes his head with tears in his eyes.)
Male Customer:
“I’m sorry, I’ve just lost my job and we really can’t afford any of those. Sorry for wasting your time.”
Pharmacist:
“That’s okay, but this packet is damaged, and legally I can’t let you take it. Seeing as it was the last one, let me and [my name] go look in the back for some more.”
(The pharmacist takes me out the back, where he puts three packets of name brand painkillers, four bottles of name brand cough syrup, a wheat bag for her back, a tin of formula, a packet of newborn nappies and a few of the hats the couple was looking at into a box. He hands me the box and tells me to take it out to them. I do and they both burst into tears, thanking us over and over again. They leave with huge smiles on their faces.)
Female Customer:
“Thank you again!”
Other Customer:
“I’m sorry, I couldn’t help but over hear. Did you say you just lost your job at [local company]?”
Male Customer:
“Yes, I was an IT tech.”
Other Customer:
“I own [other computer store in the area], and I’m looking for a new tech. Can you start tomorrow?”
(There were tears all round that night. A week later, the young woman brought in her beautiful daughter and a giant batch of cupcakes for the pharmacy staff. Best night at work ever!)
Happy 35th birthday, John Krasinski!
Being funny is one of my greatest strengths. I can make girls smile when they’re down, and when they’re having a good time, I can carry on the joke.

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