Birthdays: Anna Sewell, Sean O’Casey
Tips and Teasers: Show the characters through their emotions rather than telling us about them. Don’t tell the reader she’s angry, show her throwing the vase.
Thought for the day: “Writing is a privilege. A joy. A pain in the ass. The easiest thing in the world to do. The most difficult feat to pull off. It is profound. It is ridiculous. Better than making love. Akin to dying. More trouble than it’s worth. Like rolling down a hill. Like scaling the Alps. Whatever it is…it’s not for amateurs. You really have to want to write, to write.” – Rod McKuen.