Years ago, there was a weak joke circulating. Someone would ask another: What time is it? The response: Time for you to get a watch. Well, similarly, today’s author needs to get a calendar and know what day it is.
I don’t mean you need to consult a Mayan or lunar calendar, just a good old calendar that alerts you to honorary dates, holidays, anniversaries, seasons, and historic dates.
You should consult two sets of sources. The first set consists of tell you what happened in history on a specific date. Try these:
They may certainly overlap in terms of identifying key historical events and birth or death dates of famous people, but they will also differ in what they say on such matters. They will also vary in which events and people they chose to acknowledge. You could go even deeper, and look at sites that feature specific professions, sports, hobbies, races, religions, genders, and nations.
Check these out:
www.blackhistory.today (black people)
https://about.usps.com/who/profile/history (postal history)
The best overall sources that you should consult for dates, weeks, and months that honor relevant things, events, or people are these:
Why do you need to know when National Donut Day, National Hispanic Heritage Month, or National Suicide Awareness Month is?
You might have a way of tying your book to any of thousands of special dates like these.
Sure, you know when Mother’s Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving are held but do you know when International Dog Day (Aug. 26th), National Golf Lover’s Day (Oct. 4th), or National Literacy Day (Sept. 8th) are held?
You need to know what day it is. It may just be your lucky day.
“Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s not the end of
the world and in many ways it’s the first step toward learning something better
and getting better at it.”
“Failure will never stand in the way of success
if you learn from it.”
“Every professional was once an amateur”
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today. Let us begin.”
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