Give Me Something To Write About! Please?

I would like to broaden my writing horizons but everything I think of to write about, I end up writing off. (Terrible pun intended.) So I came up with the semi-brilliant idea of asking my audience for suggestions.

Ask me a personal question, suggest a short story plot premise or just give me a random topic to write about (preferably something interesting because you can only write so much about silkworms or chocolate milk).

I reserve the right to refuse and you reserve the right to badger me anyway. ;)

Email it, comment at WordPress or on Facebook, or tweet me (@beingfae).

Ready? Go!


7 Things I’ve Learned From Social Media

1. If the person can’t see you, it’s okay to talk trash about them. In a public setting, this works best from under a table or around the corner.

2. Real names are not required.

3. If someone puts something out there, it’s up for grabs. You can comment on anything and everything, even if it’s a “private” side conversation on someone’s Facebook status.

4. Nobody cares about your personal opinion but everyone thinks you care about theirs.
     4a. Hiding behind a computer screen is free license to propagate your pet agenda.
     4b. Propogating your pet agenda in a public setting makes you an extremist.

5. Cool people “retweet” but being retweeted doesn’t necessarily mean you’re cool. It can definitely mean you said something reeeally stupid.

6. Everything is a contest. It’s imperative to your social standing that you constantly tag people in your status updates while listing all the cool stuff you did with them and/or how much fun you’re having with them. The last person to post a status like this is a rotten egg who has no friends. Unless you’re like me and you rebel against social trends – then you’re just a rotten egg and people who aren’t your friends don’t like you.

7. “Social networking” is just a fancy term for “I wanna be all up in yo biz.” “Friendship” is just a fancy term for “I want you all up in my biz.” Generally speaking, social networking and friendship don’t happen in the same place.

Share what social media has taught you! If you tend to go on like I do, limit your “lessons” to 7, too. ;)

An Unintentional Post About Writing Intentionally

I’m sitting here wondering what it would look like for me to write “intentionally”. I know what I mean by that but I don’t know how to go about doing it. I’m so used to just getting stuck inside my head and then saying, “Oh hey, let’s blog about that!” But that’s not intentional – that’s spontaneous, impulsive and random. I want to write purposefully, not just superfluously. (Superfluously is okay as long as it’s purposeful, too.)

So. Gimme your thoughts on what it looks like to write purposefully. Please?