August 2

Birthdays: James Baldwin (1924), Isabel Allende (1942), Beverly Coyle (1946), Holling C Holling (1900)

Tip: There isn’t a formula for writing a blockbuster book and becoming successful, other than writing the best book you can. The rest of it is pretty much luck.

Thought for the day: “The most important lesson in the writing trade is that any manuscript is improved if you cut away the fat.” – Robert Heinlein

Jumpstart: Finish this: It wasn’t the first time I’d been caught (doing what?), but it was the first time I’d…