May 30 Writing Tips, Tricks, Thoughts

Birthdays: Cornelia Otis Skinner (1899), Countee Cullen (1903), Millicent Selsam (1912), Margaret Coit (1919), Hal Clement (1922), Ray Cooney (1932), Colm Toibin (1955),

Margaret Coit won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for “Mr. Baruch”

Quote: “In order for a writer to succeed, I suggest three things – read and write – and wait.” – Countee Cullen

Tip: What’s the worst thing that could happen to your character? Do it. Then make it worse. Keep upping the ante in your story.

Jumpstart: You’ve found a very special camera. As the ancients feared, when you snap a picture, you really do capture the soul of the person. You have the power to delete, thus ending that person’s life, or upload-give them back their life. Who do you capture and what do you do?