Birthdays: William Morris (1834), Olive Schreiner (1855), Donald Hamilton (1916), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), Mary Stolz (1920), Michael Legat (1923), Vincent Cronin (1924), Dario Fo (1926), Tabitha King (1949), Jo Shapcott (1953), Erica Kennedy (1970)
Dario Fo won the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Quote: “If you’re going to be a writer you should sit down and write in the morning, and keep it up all day, every day.” – Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Tip: Set up a calendar for each day and mark your progress—what you sent out, to whom, when it’s due back, how much you did that day (words of writing or pages of edits). At the end of each week, reward yourself for what you accomplished. Even if only a hundred words, that’s a hundred more than you had at the beginning of the week.
Jumpstart: Create a scene or story about a lie you once told—or someone once told you. What was it? How did it affect you? What happened?