June 19

Birthdays: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Tobias Wolff (1945), Salman Rushdie (1947), Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

Tip: You should be able to answer any question about your main character, and by the end of the book, you reader should know them almost as well as you do.

Thought for the day: “The last thing we decide about a book is what to put first.” – Blaise Pascal

Jumpstart: You’ve been locked in a store overnight and can’t get out. What do you do? Does the kind of store make any difference (department, grocery, book)? Why? What about security?

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