Today is Baby Day, Brothers and Sisters Day, and the birthday of NovalisHenrik SteffensJerome K. JeromeMartha GrimesMika Brzezinski

Tip: Make a list of books and authors you’ve read who you particularly like. Why do you like them? What is it about the book that you enjoyed? Keep this in mind when you’re writing.

Thought: “One of the pleasant things those of us who write or paint do is to have the daily miracle. It does come.” – Gertrude Stein

Teaser: May is National Date Your Mate Month. Plan the perfect date for your hero and heroine. What will they do? Where will they go, if anywhere? What will they wear? What time will they go? Plan it to the last detail.