April 4 Writing Tips

Birthdays: Thomas Mayne Reid (1818), Margaret Oliphant (1828), Robert Emmet Sherwood (1896), Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (1908), Marguerite Duras (1914), Maya Angelou (1928), Johanna Reis (1932), Elizabeth Levy (1942), Kitty Kelley (1942),  Dan Simmons (1948),

Robert Sherwood won the Pulitzer for Biography for a book on FDR.

Johanna Reis won the Caldecott for “An Upstairs Room”

Quote: “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

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?

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

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