So, in my constant search for new and ever more inventive ways to procrastinate on my writing, I stumbled across this little tool:
The Internet Anagram Server (a.k.a. I, Rearrangement Servant) will, for sure, provide you with hours on end of dilly-dallying that is not writing.
It can also, however, provide you with some really interesting word combinations that make for the start of a really interesting piece of writing.
Put your name, or your character’s name, or your dog’s name, or whatever into the Anagram Server and see what kind of unusual word strands you get. Can you make them make sense in a piece of writing?
My own name brings up some pretty great combinations, such as:
Barely Crayon Jamming
Cry, Glimmer Joy Banana
Join Almanac Berry Gym (which I’m sure exists somewhere in New England)
Jar Me My Cannibal Orgy
and (my roommate’s personal favorite) Bare Clammy Ninja Orgy
Make sure to use the advanced options, which will allow you to make anagrams with words you particularly like. One of my favorite words was Magical and I will admit to also putting Orgy into the “required words” slot.
Anyone come up with anything good?
Creative Commons love to http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartmaguire/ for the photo! Thanks!