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Yarn Harlot by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
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I'm giving this book four stars based primarily on the message, rather than the writing. I found the writing style uneven, veering from lofty and pretentious to simple and direct. The chapters written in the latter style were by far the more effectiv ...more
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Mark Twain
“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
Mark Twain

Ernest Hemingway
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
Ernest Hemingway

George Orwell
“I often have the feeling that even at the best of times literary criticism is fraudulent, since in the absence of any accepted standards whatever -- any external reference which can give meaning to the statement that such and such a book is "good" or "bad" -- every literary judgement consists in trumping up a set of rules to justify an instinctive preference. One's real reaction to a book, when one has a reaction at all, is usually "I like this book" or "I don't like it" and what follows is a rationalisation.”
George Orwell, All Art is Propaganda: Critical Essays

John Irving
“I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice. Not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God. I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.”
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

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