October 10

Tip: Bring and take – When using these words as commands think in terms of direction. People bring things toward you and take things away from you. Correct examples: “Please bring your report to my office;” and “Please take this report to the receptionist.”

Thought for the day: “To write weekly, to write daily, to write shortly, to write for busy people catching trains in the morning or for tired people coming home in the evening, is a heartbreaking task for men who know good writing from bad. They do it, but instinctively draw out of harm’s way anything precious that might be damaged by contact with the public, or anything sharp that might irritate its skin.” – Virginia Woolf

Jumpstart:  Your character is moving and needs to go through his/her things. What does s/he keep? Get rid of? Why?