Today is the birthday of: Georges Perec, Donald Barthelme, Paul Preuss

Tip: Check the way you begin sentences, especially dialogue. Do many of them start the same way? Do you have favorite phrases you overuse? Read over your manuscript and make a list of repetitions (and then fix them!).

Thought: “One had better not rush, otherwise dung comes out rather than creative work.” – Anton Chekhov

Teaser: Your character is creating a new drink – what is it? Alcohol or not? Fruit based? Flavors? What would it be used for (casual drinking, parties, kids, etc.)?