May 29 Writing Tips, Tricks, Thoughts

Birthdays: G.K. Chesterton (1874), Max Brand (1892), T.H. White (1906), John F. Kennedy (1917), Bernard Clavel (1923), Paul R. Ehrlich (1932), Andre Brink (1935), Brock Cole (1938), Linden MacIntyre (1943), Andrew Clements (1949), Steven Levitt (1967)

John Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for “Profiles in Courage”.

Quote: “A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tip: When you’re stuck, write about something in your past—school lunches, a party, your first car, etc. It doesn’t matter what, just pick something and write.

Jumpstart: On this date in history, Sir Edmund Hillary reached the top of Mt. Everest. What is your Everest? How will you conquer the summit?