April 30

Birthdays: Alice B. Toklas (1877), Annie Dillard (1945), John Boyne (1971), John Crowe Ransom (1888), Larry Niven (1938), P.C. Cast (1960)

Tip: Always back up your work. ALWAYS!!!

Thought for the day: “If what you have to say is important and/or difficult to follow, use the simplest language possible. If the reader doesn’t get it then, let it not be your fault.” – Larry Niven

Jumpstart: Pick one day of the week and write a paragraph or a page about that day. What do you commonly do on that day? Describe the typical day in detail, being very specific. Now, put your current character in that day—how would he or she react differently than you?

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