March 29 Writing

Birthdays: Stephen Bonsal (1865), Howard Lindsay (1889), Ernst Jünger (1895), Judith Guest (1936), Jo-Ann Mapson (1952), Reed Farrel Coleman (1956), Elizabeth Hand (1957), Amy Sedaris (1961),

Stephen Bonsal won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize in History for “Unfinished Business”

Quote: “I work very very hard on the first fifty pages of a book. As I don’t outline, I need a strong foundation on which to rest the remainder of the book.” – Reed Coleman

Tip: What time of day are you at your most creative? Is this when you write? Why or why not? What can you do to make this your writing time?

Jumpstart: Your main character is caught outside in a blizzard. What does he do? Where does he find shelter? Or doesn’t he? What happens?