August 5

Birthdays: Guy de Maupassant (1850), Conrad Aiken (1889), Wendell Berry (1934)

Tip: Never be so hard on yourself that you give up. Keep at it. It’s not easy, but it can be done.

Fiction writing is a 24-hour-a-day occupation. It lives inside you. It resides and grows and comes alive in your mind.” – Terry Brooks

Jumpstart: Write about your first day of something: school, college, work, etc. Be specific about your feelings, experience, setting, etc.