March 28 Writing Tips, Tricks, Thoughts

Birthdays: William Byrd II (1674), Maxim Gorky (1868), Nelson Algren (1909), Byrd Baylor (1924), Mario Vargas Llosa (1936), Russell Banks (1940), Jayne Ann Krentz (1948), Iris Chang (1968), Jennifer Weiner (1970), Lauren Weisberger (1977),

Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

Quote: “Any writer who knows what he’s doing isn’t doing very much.” – Nelson Algren

Tip: Dreams are not only a look at our subconscious but can also be great story ideas. Start a dream journal and write down your dreams—if you remember them.

Jumpstart: You get a call from an old friend you haven’t seen or spoken with in years. The friend invites you to lunch at a posh restaurant—his treat. When you get there, you find your friend is very different. How? What happened? How do you feel?

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