July 21 Writing Tips, Tricks, Thoughts

Birthdays: Ernest Hemingway (1899), Hart Crane (1899), Marshall McLuhan (1911), James Cooke Brown (1921), John Gardner (1933), Tess Gallagher (1943), Wendy Cope (1945), Michael Connelly (1956), Sarah Waters (1966), Christopher Barzak (1975)

Ernest Hemingway won the Pulitzer Pirze for Fiction and the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Christopher Barzak’s novel “The Love We Share Without Knowing” was a 2009 Nebula nominee.

Quote: “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” Ernest Hemingway

John Gardner is known for his retelling of Beowulf from the monster’s point of view—Grendel.

Tip: When setting up your author website, don’t include personal photos of your family unless you’re comfortable with everyone seeing them. Pets and scenery are okay. Just remember: this is your professional site, not a “friends” one.

Jumpstart: More than half the population has been turned into were-animals, but you are immune to the virus. What do you do during a full moon?