April 5 Writing

Birthdays: Thomas Hobbes (1588), Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), Booker T. Washington (1856), Richard Eberhart (1904), Robert Bloch (1917), Arthur Hailey (1920), Richard Peck (1934), Joseph Lelyveld (1937), Anthony Horowitz (1955), Anu Garg (1957), Deborah Harkness (1965)

Richard Eberhart was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner.

Robert Bloch wrote horror and science fiction and was most famous for his book “Psycho” – adapted in the Hitchcock film.

Arthur Hailey wrote the books on which the movie “Airport” was based.

Joseph Lelyveld won the Pulitzer Prize. Most of his work centered on South Africa.

Quote: “If you are going to be a writer, you have to have self-belief. Every writer gets rejections. They say the difference between a successful and unsuccessful writer is an unsuccessful writer gives up.” – Anthony Horowitz

Tip: Do you have a website? You should. They are useful for promotions, fan contacts, and other information. If you don’t feel comfortable doing one yourself, hire someone to do it for you.

Jumpstart: You’ve just won the lottery. What will you do? How much did you get? What will change in your life?

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