April 4

Birthdays: Robert Emmet Sherwood (1896), Marguerite Duras (1914), Maya Angelou (1928), Johanna Reis (1932), Dan Simmons (1948), Margaret Oliphant (1828)

Tip: Find someone with an unusual job or hobby and interview them. Turn this into an article. How can you use this in your writing?

Thought for the day: “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” – Maya Angelou

Jumpstart: Describe a food to someone who is blind and has never had it before. For instance, chocolate ice cream.

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