Tip: “Try and” vs. “try to”: the correct usage is “try to”. Don’t “try and” do something. You can try “to” do it, but not try and.

Thought: “See life as it is, but write about life as it might be.” – P. M. Martin

Teaser: Make a list of every place you’ve been in the past twenty-four hours. Describe each location in detail and the feelings associated with it. If you’ve not been anywhere, pick the last time you went somewhere and describe that. Now, put your character there.