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"As for my next book, I am going to hold myself from writing it till I have it impending in me: grown heavy in my mind like a ripe pear; pendant, gravid, asking to be cut or it will fall." ~ Virginia Woolf
"Great Rules of Writing"
Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague. ~William Safire
"No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness." ~Aristotle
"To err is human. To rebel is divine."~ Olivia J. Herrell
"There are many humorous things in the world, among them the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages." ~ Mark Twain
"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid." ~ Epictetus
"Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage." ~ Theodore Roosevelt
"Me behave? Seriously? As a child I saw Tarzan almost naked, Cinderella arrived home after midnight, Pinocchio told lies, Aladdin was a thief, Batman drove over 200 miles an hour, Snow White lived in a house with 7 men, Popeye smoked a pipe and had tattoos, Pac Man ran around to digital music while eating pills that enhanced his performance, and Shaggy and Scooby were mystery solving hippies that always had the munchies. The fault is not mine!" ~ Author Unknown
"There is a little thing called perception that warps the way we see and hear things." ~ Olivia J. Herrell