February 16

Today is the birthday of Wilhelm Heinse (German novelist), Herny Adams (historian), Van Wyck Brooks (historian), Hal Poeter (Australian short stories), Richard Ford (novelist, sportswriter, Pulitzer Prize)

Tip: Switch writing gears. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper or an article for your local writer’s group newsletter. The change of pace can revitalize you.

Thought: “…write in the kitchen, lock yourself up in the bathroom. Write on the bus or the welfare line, on the job or during meals…” – Gloria Anzaldua

Teaser: Make a list of titles you like. Why do you like them? Now make a list of titles for your own stories.

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