Magical Words Link Roundup 8-7-2017


Writers are asked all the time to explain where those ideas of theirs come from. Most of us smile and say, “It just came to me.” But that’s not quite accurate. The ideas come from passing thoughts, intriguing headlines, unfinished conversations. It’s all about the ‘what if’. So I wanted to share a few links that might lead to some exciting ‘what if’ moments for you. Take a look.

When exorcists need help, they call this man.

A Colorado man is feared dead after searching for a treasure worth $2 million.

Imagine that you didn’t understand what an eclipse was and the sun disappeared.

In the world of cybersecurity, a hacker taking down a city’s electrical grid is a classic nightmare scenario. Indeed, it’s already happened.

The prince of Denmark looks set to launch an eternal protest after announcing he does not wish to be buried next to his wife, the queen.

A Swiss couple who disappeared from their farm in the Alps during World War II have finally been found, 75 years later, mummified in a glacier.

Can you believe people listened to disco? Who thought acid-washed jeans were a good idea? What’s with the big hair, was it all full of secrets?

I had a ‘what if’ moment with all of the links above, which is why I shared them. But here’s the interesting part…every single one of those links was on today’s CNN page. In other words, the ‘what if’ is all around you. Just let your imagination run free!


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