Today is the birthday of: Jim Trelease, Gary Whitehead

Tip: Always have the next story in mind. When you finish one, you want to be able to start the next one. Have a file with story ideas so you can keep going.

Thought: “Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. “ – Don Marquis

Teaser: Ursula LeGuin sent out her first story when she was 11; she got her first acceptance at 33. Authors are often asked “How long have you been writing?” What would your answer be? Make it interesting and intriguing. You’re trying to entice readers, even when just talking about yourself.

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