January 16 Writing

Birthdays: Peter Roget (1779), Austin Dobson (1840), A.A. Milne (1882), William Sansom (1912), Robert Anton Wilson (1932), Raymond Briggs (1934), Binyavanga Wainaina (1971)

Where would we be (exist, live, stay, etc.) without Peter Roget and his thesaurus?

Robert Anton Wilson was a novelist, philosopher, psychologist, and more. He wrote 35 books, including “Cosmic Tiger”, “Schrodinger’s Cat Trilogy”.

Quote: “Is ‘The Wind in the Willows’ a children’s book? Is ‘Alice in Wonderland? Is ‘Treasure Island’? These are masterpieces which we read with pleasure as children, but with how much more pleasure when we are grown-up.” – A.A. Milne

Who doesn’t know about Winnie the Pooh and all his friends? But Milne is right. When we read these stories as adults, we understand more and get more from them than when we read them as children. But the enjoyment is there for everyone.

Tip: Read your story out loud. Are there areas you tend to skip over? So will your reader.

Jumpstart: This is “Winnie the Pooh Day.” If you could be a character in a Winnie the Pooh story, who would you be and why?

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