Today is Pig in a Blanket Day and the birthday of Robert Penn Warren, Elizabeth Goudge, Carl Spitteler, William Sargant, Doris Burn, Sue Grafton, Christian Bobin, Anthony Trollope

Tip: Check the dialogue you write. Do you start a lot of it with “So…”? Most writers aren’t aware of doing this but I’ve seen it crop up in a lot of manuscripts of late. So… check for the word “so” at the beginning of your dialogues.

Thought: “You need not be famous to write something worth remembering, worth preserving, worth publishing.” – Charles Champlin

Teaser: Create a story about a lie you once told – or someone once told you. Why did you/they lie? What was it about? What were the consequences. Were you found out?

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