December 4 Writing Tips, Tricks, Thoughts

Birthdays: Thomas Carlyle (1795), Samuel Butler (1835), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Cornell Woolrich (1903), Munro Leaf (1905), Rhoda Blumberg (1917), William Diehl (1924), George Ancona (1929), A. Scott Berg (1949), Peter Godwin (1957), Plum Sykes (1969)

Scott Berg won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for “Lindbergh”

Quotes: “What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.” – Thomas Carlyle

“What’s happening is that we’re living in a world full of people who want us to think the way they do and act the way they do and believe the way they do and if we don’t, if we don’t conform, they destroy us. And you know the irony? They’re always in the minority.” – William Diehl

“The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called The Old Sailor.” – Samuel Butler

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Tip: You are the creator of your own world. Be sure to take care what you people it with and how you present it.

Jumpstart: She liked to burn things, but never big ones and never where she’d be found. Then…

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