Click Here: Keeping it Light Edition

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingI’m back from my Floridian adventures. Yes, we saw Cinderella’s castle and had breakfast with Goofy and all that jazz. It was surprisingly chilly, but we still had a blast, then headed to the beach for a few days to enjoy shell hunting and the faint whisper of warm sunshine on our skin. We didn’t have the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings; instead, we had lemon chicken and green beans with garlic butter and key lime pie [Kathleen injects Homer Simpson drool noise here], and we ate it in lawn chairs on the patio of our little beach house. It’s the first Thanksgiving I can remember not feeling like I was going to pop after eating the meal, and it was kind of refreshing! So, in honor of my unconventional holiday, I’m posting a Keeping it Light Click Here – a collection of links I hope you’ll enjoy.

Need humor for your current wip? Check out the Wacky Laws Homepage. By perusing these chuckle-worthy decrees, you’ll learn, for example, that it’s illegal to carry an ice-cream cone in your pocket in Lexington, Kentucky (that’s just got to make it into my next story).

You can always find something interesting and idea-sparking at the Guinness Book of World Records site.

Word affectionados will appreciate “words that are fun to say.” The list is HERE.

Creating a character outside of your age group? You can get a clue about his/her generation by visiting this great website, which, when fed a birth date, provides a list of historical events and the corresponding age of the person when said events happened. Click HERE to check it out.

For an interesting old wives tale click HERE.

Just for fun, visit the Shakespearean Curse generator HERE. After all, it’s not everyday you’re called a “dankish pinch-spotted coxcomb!”

Need your characters to play it smart in a tough situation? Check out Worst Case Scenarios for some intriguing possibilities!

It takes only a second of your anonymous time (and none of your money) to donate food to the needy at The Hunger Site. Photobucket - Video and Image HostingWhile you’re there, visit their sister sites (for breast cancer research, children’s health care, rainforest conservation and helping abandoned animals). These clicks can really make a difference!

Write on, all!


About Therese Walsh

Therese Walsh co-founded Writer Unboxed in 2006. Her second novel, The Moon Sisters, was named a Best Book of 2014 by Library Journal and BookRiot. Her debut, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, sold to Random House in a two-book deal in 2008, was named one of January Magazine’s Best Books, and was a Target Breakout Book. She's never been published with a lit magazine, but LOST's Carlton Cuse liked her Twitter haiku best and that made her pretty happy.


  1. says

    Thanks for the fun links. Re the words, why did “Beelzebub” and “debauchery” resonate with me? Maybe it’s a sign I must incorporate them in the current mess-in-progress. :)

  2. says

    Oh yes, and Thanksgiving Light sounds wonderful to me. I had to spend most of the day cooking in a house already heated to 78 deg (my inlaws are elderly couch potatoes and insist they catch cold if it dips below 75). I am glad that next year we plan to stay home.