For Tuesday, April 18, 2017:
I want (your reader wants) you to ‘tell me something I can’t forget.’ Gossip. Tell the tale. Forget that you are writing. Just talk onto the page. There is a rich, colloquial speech – the language of home – that you learned perfectly. Use it. Your own first-learned speech is the primary color on your artist’s palette. Everything else you learn will add variety, but the language of your own childhood home is your greatest treasure, your primary source.
Pat Schneider, WRITING ALONE AND WITH OTHERS