Tip on Writing for Money, Plus a Thanksgiving Prompt

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Here's the hot tip: No. 5 from the Top 20 Tips From WD in 2009 series:

“I remind myself that my income is contingent on the pages I produce, and if
I don’t write pages I don’t get paid—and pretty soon in my mind I can see
myself living in an abandoned truck. When the only thing standing between me
and that fate is the next paragraph, it comes out pretty quickly.”
--Hollis Gillespie (Trailer Trashed), as interviewed by Brian A. Klems in
the May/June 2009 issue of WD. (Click here to check it out.)

WRITING PROMPT: Thanksgiving Delight
Feel free to take the following prompt home or post your response (500
words or fewer, funny, sad or stirring) in the Comments section below.
By posting, you’ll be automatically entered in our occasional
around-the-office swag drawings (I feel another one coming on next week

Write about the greatest Thanksgiving meal you've ever eaten, describing it down to the final piece of pie. Make your readers not only experience it, but crave your meal.