November 29 Writing Tips, Tricks, Thoughts

Birthdays: Amos Bronson Alcott (1799), Louisa May Alcott (1832), C. S. Lewis (1898), Madeleine L’Engle (1918), Sue Miller (1943)

C.S. Lewis is best known for his series “The Chronicles of Narnia” of which “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” is most famous.

Louisa May Alcott is best known for her book “Little Women”

Madeleine L’Engle is best known for her Newbery Medal winning “A Wrinkle in Time”

Quote: You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” – Madeleine L’Engle

Tip: Every writer has his or her own personal tics—mistakes made over and over again. Figure out what yours are and be sure to check for them.

Jumpstart: It’s the end of the world. There isn’t enough time to do all those things you said you wanted to do in life. What do you do? Where do you go? Who do you spend your last day with?

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