Tip: Don’t be afraid to use “said” as a tag (she said), but don’t overuse it. Use physical actions if you can instead of tags (she stomped her foot).

Thought: “You’re a writer. And that’s something better than being a millionaire. Because it’s something holy.” – Harlan Ellison.

Teaser: Your character has been kidnapped and is being held in a small room. Describe how s/he gets out using any of the following items found in the room: plastic comb, stone, rusty nail, bottle cap.