So what do you do? Sometimes, you just write the bland thing and leave it for later. Other times, the yen for The Right Phrase is so strong that there's nothing for it. You turn to your stacks of writing books, your thesaurus, your idea notebook ... or, heaven forbid, Google and the vast siren song of the open internet. Before you know it, you're looking at pages that have nothing to do with what you needed, getting other ideas: that creative mind that was in such joyous overdrive is burning its fuel on side roads instead of cruising down the glorious scenic byway of your project,
This comes at a perfect time: I'm finalizing my outline and character sketches for my third novel, so I have things I actively need to research, and plenty of opportunities to test the vast reaches of the site. I took a cursory glimpse at it yesterday when I registered and used my free coupon, and I'm already psyched up to dive deeper! There is such a wealth of information in this site, and I have a feeling that a quick ten-minute browse wasn't even beginning to do it justice. I look forward to coming back next week and sharing everything I've found out with you!