Feelings, Not Knowledge

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“It’s better to write about things you feel than about things you know about.”

— L. P. Hartley

 

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Grammar Bomb: FAZE vs PHASE

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Grammar Bomb40.007_Faze vs Phase

“The first phase of drama training is

to learn how not to let improv faze you.”

faze {verb} [THINK: disturb or disconcert (someone)]
phase {noun & verb} [THINK: a distinct period or stage in a process of change]

 

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A Critics’ Lamppost

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“Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.”

— Christopher Hampton

 

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WordHit: Threshold [noun]

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2016 WordHit.047 threshold

threshold [noun]:

a point of entry or beginning

{Common misspelling: threshhold}

 

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Shape the Writer

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“The writer’s genetic inheritance and her or his experiences shape the writer into a unique individual, and it is this uniqueness that is the writer’s only stuff for sale.”

— James Gunn

 

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Half of Learning

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“…I spend half my time trying to learn the secrets of other writers….”

— Shirley Ann Grau

 

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Grammar Bomb: BY vs BUY vs BYE

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Grammar Bomb40.006_By vs Buy vs Bye

“As he walked by the store,

he saw her buy the jersey;

it was his team’s bye week.”

 

by {preposition} [THINK: identifying the agent performing an action]
buy {noun & verb} [THINK: obtain in exchange for payment]
bye {noun} [THINK: short for goodbye]

 

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Bad Literature Deconstructed

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“Often with good sentiments we produce bad literature.”

— Andre Gide

 

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WordHit: Supersede [verb]

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2016 WordHit.046 supersede

supersede [verb]:

take the place of

{Common misspelling: superseed}

 

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Know What’s Important for Idiots

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“Half of being smart is knowing what you’re dumb at.”

— David Gerrold

 

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