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In my years as a freelance writer, one of the biggest problems I've had to face over and over again is recognizing when I need to let go of a section, a character, a favorite passage in a manuscript, in order to make the whole thing work better.

Years ago I read some advice an author gave his would-be-writer readers. He said words to the effect of, "Nine times out of ten, the one thing you love... Read more of this blog post »
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“Either this wallpaper goes, or I do.”
Oscar Wilde
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Edith Wharton
“In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.”
Edith Wharton

Juan Ramón Jiménez
“I am not I.
I am this one
walking beside me whom I do not see,
whom at times I manage to visit,
and whom at other times I forget;
who remains calm and silent while I talk,
and forgives, gently, when I hate,
who walks where I am not,
who will remain standing when I die.”
Juan Ramón Jiménez

Thomas Urquhart
“Prattling gabblers,
lickorous gluttons,
freckled bittors,
mangy rascals,
shite-a-bed scoundrels,
drunken roysters,
sly knaves,
drowsy loiterers,
slapsauce fellows,
slabberdegullion druggels,
lubberly louts,
cozening foxes,
ruffian rogues,
paltry customers,
sycophant-varlets,
drawlatch hoydens,
flouting milksops,
jeering companions,
staring clowns,
forlorn snakes,
ninny lobcocks,
scurvy sneaksbies,
fondling fops,
base loons,
saucy coxcombs,
idle lusks,
scoffing braggarts,
noddy meacocks,
blockish grutnols,
doddipol-joltheads,
jobbernol goosecaps,
foolish loggerheads,
flutch calf-lollies,
grouthead gnat-snappers,
lob-dotterels,
gaping changelings,
codshead loobies,
woodcock slangams,
ninny-hammer flycatchers,
noddypeak simpletons,
turdy gut,
shitten shepherds,
and other suchlike defamatory epithets; saying further, that it was not for them to eat of these dainty cakes, but might very well content themselves with the coarse unranged bread, or to eat of the great brown household loaf.”
Thomas Urquhart

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Mae West
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
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