May 19

Birthdays: Lorraine Hansberry (1930), Nora Ephron (1941), Jassy Mackenzie (1970), Jodi Picoult (1966), Jonathan Dee (1962), Ruskin Bond (1934)

Tip: Make sure your manuscript has the same font throughout. Sometimes, in doing different versions, fonts get mixed up. TNR12 (Times New Roman) is the standard, but whatever font you use, make sure you use it throughout.

Thought for the day: “Here’s a foolproof recipe. Four cups of reading. Two cups of writing. One cup of rewriting, two tablespoons of feedback from knowledgeable people. A dash of humility, a pinch of optimism, and a sackload of perseverance. Finally, write from your heart, or don’t write at all. Passion fuels the process.” – Jassy Mackenzie

Jumpstart: Darkness fell, and with it, my nerve… (finish this using: hanging tree, carburetor, teddy)

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