A personal computer for writing.
[father, son, & holy "spirit"]
Wine for inspiration and relaxation.
A bulldozer for clearing away writer's block.
Thick skin to survive rejection notices.
Rope . . . should an 'escape clause' be needed.
1: After writing dialogue, speak it aloud to see if it sounds natural.
2: While describing scenes, don't forget to incorporate the various senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, libido, and sometimes y.
4: And... uhm... well... oh, "derrieres and dog doo!" ...Thought I'd something more to say.
~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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