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“I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.” ~ James Baldwin

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"The plural of anecdote is not data."

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"If I said you have a beautiful body would you hold it against me". From me to vanilla women I want to have sex with.

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“Life’s not worth a damn, til you can say, hey world, I am what I am!” ~ Shirley Bassey, lyrics from song, I Am What I Am, recorded 1984

@havingfun - I would rather see a million words from Bartlett's, than ONE from the Daily Stormer. Happy Sunday!

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That's inspiring.

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All the quotes from the book, "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations"

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KJ, I'm a big fan of Elmore Leonard, who was notoriously spare in his writing (while also writing a SLEW of fun books). One of the reasons he reads so well. His 10 rules for writing are great.

Never open a book with weather.

Avoid prologues.

Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.

Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said” … he admonished gravely.

Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.

Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."

Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.

Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.

Don't go into great detail describing places and things.

Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

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I think this will ring true about more than just writing teeheehee

GOOD WRITING IS LIKE GOOD SEX – FOREPLAY

Perhaps the most over-touched part of any story is the opening. And yet readers are often left dissatisfied, unable to finish the page. Or if they do finish it, they merely go through the motions of reading, doing so out of some sense of obligation to the writer, or commitment to read to a certain page before giving up. When I was younger, my limit was fifty pages. It’s much shorter now. If the story doesn’t grab me in a meaningful way, I simply won’t waste my time. Some may claim that is a bit harsh, and I’m sure I’ve missed out on my fair share of great stories because of it."

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“To be persuasive, We must be believable, To be believable, We must be credible, To be credible, We must be truthful.” ~ Edward R. Murrow

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SHIT HOLE, COUNTRIES, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, "TRUTH HAS ITS REWARDS". DON'T WE ALL KNOW IT'S THE TRUTH.

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