Birthdays: William C. Bruce (1860), Jack Kerouac (1922), Harry Harrison (1925), Edward Albee (1928), Virginia Hamilton (1936), Patricia Hampl (1946), Sandra Brown (1948), Naomi Shihab Nye (1952), Carl Hiaasen (1953), Ruth Ozeki (1956), Dave Eggers (1970),
William Bruce won the Pulitzer Prize in History for “Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed”
Jack Kerouac is best known for “On the Road”
Harry Harrison is best known for “Make Room! Make Room!”, the basis of the film “Soylent Green”
Virginia Hamilton was the winner of the 1975 Newbery Award for “M.C. Higgins, the Great”.
Quote: “You can do the best research and be making the strongest intellectual argument, but if readers don’t get past the third paragraph you’ve wasted your energy and valuable ink.” – Carl Hiaasen
Tip: You just got “the call” – make a list of questions to ask the agent or editor. Keep them handy for when it does happen, even if it’s through email.
Jumpstart: Finish this scene: Mama, forgive me… (use snow, game, cell phone, timer)