April 11

Birthdays: Glenway Wescott (1901), Leo Rosten (1908), Dorothy Allison (1949), Mark Strand (1934), Thomas Harris (1940)

Tip: The beginning sells your book. The ending sells your next book. Check your beginnings and endings. Are they compelling? Do they draw the reader in and finish everything up neatly?

Thought for the day: “You must understand that when you are writing a novel you are not making anything up. It’s all there and you just have to find it.” – Thomas Harris

Jumpstart: Finish the following: There was a sense of anticipation (use: massage, tree, sand, clock)

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