Writers Horoscope August 7: Curiosity may get the best of you today.

In your desperate search for tantalizing bits of dialogue, you saunter into a coffee shop and slither into eavesdropping mode.

A few tips:

  • Leaning your ear toward a conversation–not cool. [Just nudge and point your voice-recording smartphone in the right direction.]
  • Dropping the fork toward the speaker–just plain desperate. [Go with a napkin and hope the air currents are friendly. Quieter. Caution: don’t use the napkin afterwards.]
  • Cupping your hands behind each ear–pathetic. [You might as well just slide in next to the folks and start jotting down their every word.]

And if you’re too busy to intrude, there are probably a few non-virtual assistants willing to help out.

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