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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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worth repeating:

"You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership" - Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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"Successful people build each other up. They motivate, inspire, and push each other. Unsuccessful people just hate, blame, and complain." – Anonymous

Once you were better than that, I know you can be again.

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“Start everyday off with a smile and get it over with.” ~ W.C. Fields

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LOL.

Toooo Shaaaaay.

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