Tip: Capitalization – when using terms like “the queen”, “the president”, “the general”, etc. they do not get capitalized. These terms are capitalized only when used as a name: General Powell, Queen Elizabeth, President Kennedy. This also goes for designations like “mom” and “dad”: He is my dad. Vs. I heard you, Dad.

Thought for the day: “I would write of the universal, not the provincial, in human nature…. I would write of characters, not of characteristics.” –  Ellen Glasgow

Jumpstart: Today is National Dessert Day. What kind of dessert would your character eat when alone? What about when out on a date? Or at a gathering? Why?