Wednesday, September 11, 2013

List-Mania for Writers

Who doesn't love a good list? Certainly, Buzzfeed readers do. On any given day of the week, Buzzfeed offers lists of advice from Wizard Chic: 10 Ways to Look Like Less of a Muggle to the 25 Most Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions

This week, Buzzfeed was one of several websites to focus on lists for writers. I have to admit, I got sucked in - I clicked on each one. So, for this week's reading pleasure, I give you my favorite lists of the week:

Click through, and then fill out your list:

  • Did Buzzfeed miss any stages?
  • Mashable certainly missed some quotes -- any favorites?
  • How close did you come to Rory Gilmore's list? (Full disclosure - I scored a 78. Not even close.)


  1. 1. On the buzzfeed list - I would switch out #5 for something that involved feeling despair and eating chocolate. (or drinking wine or going skeet shooting)

    2. "As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
    ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

    3. Um, no comment.

    1. Do you think they skipped chocolate because they know we secretly eat it all the time anyway?

      And I could quote John Green a thousand times over.

  2. Replies
    1. Leandra, I have to avoid Buzzfeed, 'cause I'm such a sucker for lists!

  3. They missed listing a great ending: "It 'just happened to happen' and was not very likely to happen again."

    The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

  4. This was perfect for today's lunch break... Especially the quotations form children's books.
    Thank you

  5. Love these lists J.A.! The quotes from children's books are so wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  6. It can be great to take a break from writing for some silly fun -- as long as the break doesn't last for the rest of the afternoon!