Today is the birthday of: Erik Linklater, Kenneth Grahame, Sembene Ousmane

Tip: When preparing a manuscript for submission, go over it to make sure there are no missing chapter numbers or chapters. And make sure your chapters are in the right order.

Thought: “Writing is not about degrees or vocabulary or diagramming a sentence. It is simply about the desire to tell a story.” – Fannie Flagg

Teaser: Make a list of places you would like to visit. Now do the research. Besides money, what would you need to go to these places? Why do you want to visit them? What draws you there? If you can’t go, how much can you find out about them through research?