Birthdays: William Collins (1721), Lady Morgan Sydney (1781?), Charles Finger (1869), Quentin Crisp (1908), Angelica Garnett (1918), William Denby (1922), Rod Serling (1924), Carlos Castaneda (1925), Anne Roiphe (1935), Sheila Heti (1976)
Charles Finger won the 1925 Newbery Medal for “Tales from Silver Lands”
Rod Serling won several Emmy Awards for his “Twilight Zone” scripts and was the co-author of “The Planet of the Apes”
Quote: “Coming up with ideas is the easiest thing on earth. Putting them down is the hardest.” – Rod Serling
Tip: Stop worrying about being a “good” writer and just write.
Jumpstart: All he had to do was make it through one more day. One more period. One more class. And then…