Writing Is Easy

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“Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.”

— Gene Fowler

 

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Grammar Bomb: FORTH vs FOURTH

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“He will give the note to the fourth

man in the wedding party;

that man will go forth and tell the others.”

 

forth {adv} [THINK: out from a starting point]
fourth {ordinal number} [THINK: number four in a sequence]

 

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What Not to Do

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“Never throw up on an editor.”

— Ellen Datlow

 

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WordHit: Receipt [noun]

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receipt [noun]:

the action of receiving something

{Common misspelling: reciept}

 

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Destructive Author, Rise

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“Put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.”

— Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

 

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Relish Originality

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“Every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great or original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished.”

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

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Grammar Bomb: FAIR vs FARE

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Grammar Bomb34.003_Fair vs Fare

 

“She paid the fare herself; she said it was only fair, since he paid for dinner.”

 

fair {adj, adv, noun, & verb} [THINK: legitimate; not outstanding in size; in accordance to rules]
fare {noun & verb} [THINK: money paid on public transportation]

 

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Breakthrough Unknown

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“The spirit of creation is the spirit of contradiction. It is the breakthrough of appearances toward an unknown reality.”

— Joan Cocteau

 

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WordHit: questionnaire [noun]

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2016 WordHit.037 questionnaire

questionnaire [noun]:

a set of printed or written questions

{Common misspelling: {questionaire}

 

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Write What Deserves to Be Read

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“Next to doing things that deserve to be written, nothing gets a man more credit, or gives him more pleasure than to write things that deserve to be read.”

— Lord Chesterfield

 

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