Ok, so I am too tired and down today to whip out my divination sets for a go at random magic tonight. Instead I googled “random” and skimmed through some interesting sites. There were two that intrigued me the most– one of them being a random word generator. As soon as you get to the page the word has been selected. The word I received was PALE. However (note to writers), you could have it generate uncommon nouns or prepositions, or, my favorite, interjections.
Here is the link:Random word generator
And the word of the day: ATWEEN
Word Type: Preposition
Complexity: Very uncommon
So– I had to look this word up, though I assumed it meant “between” and it does. Its origin is middle English from about 1350-1400. So therefore, I derive my personal meaning from this random word that I really miss teaching medieval history to 7th graders. ‘Tis true, I must admit.
But the site has even a better randomness to it. It does random sentences and random paragraphs. Ooh, this is a dream for the dreaded writer’s block moment.
Random sentence: The child stamps the oppressed broadcast.
Derive what meaning you may for that sentence. And go to the site when you need to write something fresh and/or think outside the box. It will definitely help you if you are stuck looking at a problem from one side.