Today is Iris Day, No Socks Day, V-E Day, World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day, and the birthday of: Edward Gibbon, Irene Hunt, Peter Benchley, Elizabeth Becker

Tip: Stuck on something? Take a break and try something different. Try writing a well-known fairy tale from a different point of view or take a walk. Anything to move your brain from the current issue to something inane. Sometimes a change is all we need to jumpstart ourselves.

Thought: “A superhuman will is needed in order to write, and I am only a man.” Gustave Flaubert

Teaser: Use the following in a scene: black light, springtime, clock, “I knew it was going to be a bad day when…”

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