An email from a reader this morning reminded me of my favorite Mark Twain quote, which I used in The Wednesday Sisters but have, surprisingly, never shared here. It definitely fits into my new “Friday Fun” theme, and it comes from Twain’s Rules for Literary Fiction:
That the personages in a tale shall be alive, except in the case of corpses, and that always the reader shall be able to tell the corpses from the others.
Happy writing! – Meg