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If You Can't Strike Away Your Troubles... Drink 'Em Away

Props to Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily for posting this awesome WGA-supporting drink recipe...

High Time For 'The Striking Writer Martini'

The
drink created by screenwriter Nian Aster was first offered at “The
Backstage Bar” then “La Campanile,” “M Bar” and “Chan Dara,” with
discounted rates and menus for Writers Guild members. "Cinespace” on
Hollywood Boulevard is hosting a complementary evening Wednesday for
striking writers with free beer, shots, and Striking Writer
Martinis. Here’s the recipe:

The Striking Writer Martini

2 oz vodka "to fortify against the cold Strike Winter"

2 oz cranberry juice "as the writers are seeing red"

1 oz sweet and sour mix "they’re grateful for solidarity in this bitter struggle"

4 drops vanilla (or use vanilla vodka) "to symbolize the 4 cent raise they asked for"

"There��s no cherry in this drink, as writers aren’t getting a piece of
the pie. Garnish with a half a redvine, as they hope to be back on the
set soon."

Karen Hamilton: On Cause and Effect

Karen Hamilton: On Cause and Effect

International bestselling author Karen Hamilton discusses the “then and now” format of her new domestic thriller, The Ex-Husband.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Ultimatum

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Ultimatum

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character give or face an ultimatum.

6 Things Every Writer Should Know About Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company

6 Things Every Writer Should Know About Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company

Sylvia Beach was friend to many writers who wrote what we consider classics today. Here, author Kerri Maher shares six things everyone should know about her and Shakespeare and Company.

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

Author Katherine Quevedo takes an analytical look at the creative process in hopes to help other writers find writing success.

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Award-winning author Nick Petrie discusses how he listened to the story that wanted to be told in his new Peter Ash thriller novel, The Runaway.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 596

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a punishment poem.

Jacquelyn Mitchard: On Forgiveness in Fiction

Jacquelyn Mitchard: On Forgiveness in Fiction

Award-winning novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard discusses the chance meeting that led to her new novel, The Good Son.

Sea Bound

Sea Bound

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write about someone connected to the sea.

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