Birthdays: William Byrd II (1674), Maxim Gorki (1868), Nelson Algren (1909), Iris Chang (1968), Jennifer Weiner (1970), Lauren Weisberger (1977), Russell Banks (1940)
Tip: Dreams are not only a look at our subconscious but can also be great story ideas. Start a dream journal and write down your dreams—if you remember them.
Thought for the day: “Any writer who knows what he’s doing isn’t doing very much.” – Nelson Algren
Jumpstart: You get a call from an old friend you haven’t seen or spoken with in years. The friend invites you to lunch at a posh restaurant—his treat. When you get there, you find your friend is very different. How? What happened? How do you feel?