November 12

Tip: When choosing a character name or title, google it first to make sure it’s “safe”. Don’t use the name of someone famous (unless you’re referring specifically to that person) or a title that’s become a classic (Gone With the Wind).

Thought: I don’t see writing as a communication of something already discovered, as “truths” already known. Rather, I see writing as a job of experiment. It’s like any discovery job;p you don’t know what’s going to happen until you try it. – William Stafford.

Teaser: Eat or do something you don’t normally do or eat then write about the experience. Be specific. Use all your senses. For instance, walk barefoot around your house, inside and out – what do the different surfaces feel like? The rough brick, smooth, cold tile, hot macadam, prickly grass…