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Picket Updates

Strike negotiations don't resume until tomorrow, but that doesn't mean it's time to slack off the picketing. In fact, in the wake of the "non-proposal" offered up by the AMPTP Thursday night, it's even more important for the writers to stay strong, maintain solidarity, and hold tight on the picket lines.

Picketing will resume at all the studios this morning, and picketers will be joined by members of the Writers Guild Board of Directors, as well as the Negotiating Committee, who will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the battle plan.

In other news... just because the writers are striking doesn't mean they can't have fun. If you're a single writer, and looking for that other special-single-writer-someone, join the strikers for singles picket line party today at Paramount's Bronson gate. (Even if you're not a writer, they need all the bodies they can get... and you can interpret that however you want to...)

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Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Ultimatum

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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

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

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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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