Tip: Read. Read everything you can – books, magazines, newspapers, etc. Read good stuff and bad. Read children’s books and adult books. Make reading a priority. But don’t just skim it – really study it. The way the author put the words together, the plot, the characters. What did they do that worked? What didn’t? Read.

Thought: You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures – Charles C. Noble

Teaser: Use the following in a scene: school bell, blush, barbed wire.