Today is Earth Day (U.S.), Girl Scout Leader Day, National Jelly Bean Day, and the birthday of Immanuel Kant, Henry Fielding, James Norman Hall, Louise Gluck, Paula Fox, Ellen GlasgowVladimir NaokovJan de HartogJanet Evanovich

Tip: Collect odd and interesting news stories and use them as the basis for your stories.

Thought: “Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one’s luck.” – Iris Murdoch

Teaser: You’ve been asked to create a character for your favorite TV show. What show is it? What kind of character would you create? Would s/he be a bad guy or a good guy? What would happen?

Personal note: Please, check out the link to Earth Day and do something positive for the environment – not just today, but every day. And yes, one person doing one thing can make a difference.