Camp Nano is only days away, writers. Plunging into a new project blind is always a risk, but I've found I'm more receptive to the unexpected when I haven't set my novel in stone. If you ever struggle finding something to write about, look at your own life or the lives of people around you--there's always an idea somewhere!
Sometimes, the world just doesn't understand writers. Most of the time, writers don't understand writers. Or taxes, usually. But if you write, you might have to come to terms with some bizarre and unfortunate truths.
Writing is a business fraught with the potential danger of the FBI busting down your door. You'd be amazed how much obscure garbage the creative process can't do without. Here are some of the (un)usual suspects, straight out of my search history: