April 18 Writing Tips, Tricks, Thoughts

Birthdays: Richard Harding Davis (1864), Joy Davidman (1915), Kathy Acker (1947), Susan Faludi (1959), Alexandra Adornetto (1993),

Susan Faludi won the Pulitzer for her work in journalism.

Quote: “I do chapter breakdowns so I know vaguely what’s going to happen in each one. All I need to know is the basic outline of what’s going to happen and the story tends to write itself.” – Alexandra Adornetto

Tip: If you’re having trouble with the blank page in front of you, change your manner of writing. Get away from the computer and use a pen and paper. Use a crayon. Use funny paper. Use something different than you usually do.

Jumpstart: You are the one millionth customer of a “wishes granted” occult store. You have been granted one wish, but it has to be for someone other than yourself. What do you wish for and for whom? Why?

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