Resource Saturdays: Language is a Virus


This week I have a pretty cool tool for all my fellow writers out there! Today’s resource is a website that has tons of inspiration to be found for writers everywhere.

(I’ve also added links to my Resources page.)

Language Is A Virus

Language is a Virus

This website is chalk full of tools and tips for writers. Among the many tools available are things like the ‘Cut Up Machine’ where you can enter a block of text and “mix it up” to create different mixes of the words. This could be useful if you have specific words you want to use, but aren’t sure of which order they should be in. You could “mix it up” with the phrase or paragraph to see what works best. There are madlibs, poetry gyroscopes, WTF-O-Vision games and many more to cure your writers block, give you a refreshing break from yourself or just have a bit of fun.

Mixed in with all the fun and games are the Writing Exercises. This section contains prompts and generators as well as articles and information on writing. There are exercises and information on Writing Techniques as well as articles on Creative Writing. There are so many tools and resources here, you will definitely want to bookmark this site in your web browser!

Here’s are 5 of my favorite resources on this website:

1. Free NaNoWriMo Word Meter
2. Famous Quotes
3. Free Creative Writing eBooks
4. Steam Punk Name Generator (This one is really a bit of fun! I couldn’t stop clicking the button to generate new names!)
5. Rhyming Dictionary

From the Language is a Virus website: exists to cure writer’s block and inspire creativity. You can choose from a multitude of writing games, gizmos, generators, writing prompts and exercises, tips, experiments and manifestoes from infamous avante garde writers and how-to articles on fiction writing and poetry.

I hope you find some inspiration! Share your work with me, I’d love to see it.

Happy Writing!

~ Eileen 🙂


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