Birthdays: Joseph Addison (1672), James Ford Rhodes (1848), Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881), Elizabeth Marie Pope (1917), Joseph Heller (1923), Bobbie Ann Mason (1940), Karen Thompson Walker (1980)
James Ford Rhodes won the 1918 Pulitzer Prize for History for “History of the Civil War, 1861-1865”
Elizabeth Pope received a Newbery Honor for “The Perilous Guard”
Quote: “The enemy is anybody who’s going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on. It doesn’t make a damned bit of difference who wins the war to someone who’s dead.” – Joseph Heller, Catch-22
“Words, when well chosen, have so great a force in them, that a description often gives us more lively ideas than the sight of things themselves.” – Joseph Addison
Tip: Don’t use fancy fonts, weird characters, or unusual symbols in your manuscript unless absolutely necessary.
Jumpstart: You’re at a conference and sit at a table with seven strangers whom you hit it off with, although the talk seems a bit odd to you at times. You shrug it off as you are having the best time you’ve had yet. Then you realize you’re at the wrong banquet. What do you do?