June 20 Writing Tips, Tricks, Thoughts

New reviews coming later this morning, so keep checking back. 🙂

Birthdays: Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743), Charles W. Chesnutt (1858), Lillian Hellman (1905), Josephine Winslow Johnson (1910), Anthony Buckeridge (1912), Paul Muldoon (1951), Vikram Seth (1952), Robert Crais (1953), E. Lynn Harris (1955)

Josephine Johnson won the 1935 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for “Now in November”

Paul Muldoon won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Quote: “As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust.” – Charles W. Chestnutt

Tip: Stay away from modern slang if possible. It changes too fast and what’s hot today may not be by tomorrow, which will date your book.

Jumpstart: Finish this: The noise grew ever louder, pounding, pounding… (use: willow, tarot, quilt)

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