Write from life
Lynne Hackles is running a competition to win a copy of the second edition of her How To book, Writing From Life. Go to her blog here and then follow the link to her website to find out how to enter. I have a copy of the first edition, and it's one of the most inspiring writing books I've come across. (To my shame I never got round to reviewing it on here. Shame on you, womagwriter. Shame!) Anyway, the new edition has a gorgeous purple cover, so even if you don't win the competition, it's worth buying to brighten up your bookcase, and liven up your writing.
More on Pocket Novels
Over at The Literary Project, Gemma Noon has handily pulled together Sally Q's top tips for writing pocket novels. Definitely worth taking a look. My Weekly are actively looking for new writers of pocket novels at the moment. Although the pay isn't huge, you can most likely sell the novel again to a large print publisher, then enjoy many years worth of public lending rights payments. Check out Sally's other posts on pocket novels, too.
Wacky site which might inspire you
I really like dipping into the How To Be A Retronaut site now and again. Latest post is 15 of the world's most wacky museums. How about a visit The International Banana Museum in California, anyone? There has to be a story idea in each of the museums featured...
I also particularly loved an older post, showing colour film of 1920s London.