Today is the birthday of Michael Resnick (science fiction), Howard Pyle (children’s books), Frank Norris (naturalist), Charles Fuller, Jr. (playwright Pulitzer)

Tip: Turn off the internet. And games. And put away any other distractions. One game can lead to an hour of missed writing time. Looking for that one piece of research on the internet can cause you to lose hours in “oh, look at that” distractions.

Thought: “When I sit down at my writing desk, time seems to vanish. I think it’s a wonderful way to spend one’s life.” – Erica Jong.

Teaser: Go to your nearest public library and browse the stacks. Check out areas you don’t normally go. What can you find that’s new and different for you?