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What kind is it? All I can see is almonds.

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Is that a cake or a pie? Looks very pie-like.

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It’s my sacrifice. You’re welcome! I almost burnt it but then I remembered to do that with tongues, not dessert.

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Hmmm.. an unexpected gift from a rival...I would hesitate before eating it. Does it happen to have a label "Eat Me?"

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Probably someone else trying to make almonds for a misconstrued joke.

I usually buy my desserts from bakers, but any torte in a storm.

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PSST I heard a rumor that Chuck is trying to get people to write jokes so he'll steal the material and finally succeed at writing a humorous book.

Well, joke's on you, Chucky P, I offer you all my jokes willingly, for free!

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Where the fuck is the red dress photo?

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Speaking of photographing food sent to you, I saw that you liked M&Ms so I bought a big party bag of them and then threw them in the Atlantic Ocean. Not sure when they’ll wash up but, rest assured, they’re on their way.

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Okay, who's passing out the plates and forks? We all get a slice right, Chuck? That's one of the hidden perks of being one of your Substack Scribes. I just came up with "Substack Scribes," does that work for you? I don't know lol

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If I make you a cake will you make me your protege lol

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Gotta another question for you, Chuck. Do you have any tips for writing subtext aside from pitting body language against words? Can subtext be created just in the line of dialogue itself? Or does it need that outside element i.e. body language/voice tone/actions?

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He made you a tart. Read that slowly.

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Looks reasonably delicious. Bon appétit.

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Is this a bittersweet attempt at cyanide poisoning?

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Hey Chuck. When you were first starting out and telling friends and family that you were writing a novel what was your response when people asked, “What’s it about????” Maybe it’s weird that this question stresses me out (and part of this is probably lack of experience), but it’s tough when you’re at a stage that *you* are still trying to figure it out. That and a lot of times the person asking doesn’t actually care that much anyway. So maybe there’s some bitterness in me that doesn’t want to tell someone what it is if they aren’t genuinely interested, you know, when you’ve worked so hard on something. Just write out a pitch and give them that and call it good?

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You know how you talk about crowd seeding, Chuck? About how truly good stories are the ones that get others to tell similar stories. That got me thinking one day. Wasn't crowd seeding the basis for the Me Too movement?

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