Writer Should Never Be Ashamed

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“The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention.”

— Flannery O’Connor

 

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Grammar Bomb: ALTAR vs ALTER

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altered the time we are moving the altar on stage.

 

altar {noun} [THINK: a table or flat-topped block in a religious ritual]
alter {verb} [THINK: change or cause to change in character or composition]

 

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Distinction or Disgrace

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“If it is a distinction to have written a good book, it is also a disgrace to have written a bad one.”

— Christian Nestell Bovee

 

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WordHit: Minuscule [adjective]

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minuscule [adjective]: extremely small

{Common misspelling: miniscule}

 

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Become a Writer

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“A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.”

— Roald Dahl

 

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Bath of Writing

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“Writing has … been to me like a bath from which I have risen feeling cleaner, healthier, and freer.”

— Henrik Ibsen

 

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Grammar Bomb: ALTERNATELY vs ALTERNATIVELY

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“We could go to San Diego, or alternatively,

we could go to Los Angeles.

We will then have our drivers

alternately switch sleeping and driving.”

 

alternately {adv} [THINK: one after the other]
alternatively {adv} [THINK: as another option or possibility]

 

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New Beginning Tries Again

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“For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment.”

— Ernest Hemingway

 

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WordHit: Miniature [adjective]

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miniature [adjective]:

of a much smaller size than normal

{Common misspelling: miniture}

 

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Pen, You Clever Kid

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“With pen and with pencil we’re learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day.”

— William Allingham

 

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