“Read, read, read. Read everything -
trash, classics, good and bad,
and see how they do it.
Just like a carpenter who works as an
apprentice and studies the master.
Read! You'll absorb it. Then write.
If it is good, you'll find out.
If it's not, throw it out the window.”
William Faulkner quotes (American short-story Writer and Novelist,
Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949, 1897-1962)
Use the story that you are reading & "spin" TAKS prompts
God Bless John Wayne - Kinky Friedman
"A happy childhood is the worst possible preparation for life."