Tip: Parentheses, like colons, should rarely be used in fiction writing. A dash works much better.

Thought: “If one waits for the right time to come before writing, the right time never comes.” – James Russell Lowell

Teaser: Write a voice mail message for a literary character or author. Be sure to use their voice. i.e. Hamlet: “To answer or not to answer, that is the question.”