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Brandon Dorfman
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Because writing is your business.
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"First, we must ask, does it have to be a whale?"

"While this is a rather delightful, if somewhat esoteric, plot device, we recommend an antagonist with a more popular visage among the younger readers. For instance, could not the Captain be struggling with a depravity towards young, perhaps voluptuous, maidens?"

Herman Melville's leviathan novel was rejected, as above, by Peter J Bentley. However, Richard Bentley, of the same London publishing house, eventually offered him a contract in 1851. Moby Dick was published 18 months later than Melville expected and at great personal expense, as he arranged for the typesetting and plating of his book himself to speed up the process. Young, voluptuous maidens never made the final edit.
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"Now a grandfather of four, Branson notes "the most important, in the end in life, is your family and friends." And that, according to Branson, means you pick up the phone when your child calls from college with her test scores -- even if you are on a panel presenting in front of thousands of people in California."
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"ACARA has defended its decision and suggested that computer-based marking can match or even surpass the consistency of human markers.

In my view, this misses the point. Computers are unable to genuinely read and understand what a text is about. A good argument has little worth when marks are awarded by a structural comparison with other texts and not by judging its ideas.

More importantly though, we risk encouraging the writing of text that follows “the script” but essentially says nothing of worth. In other words, the writing of bullshit." http://bit.ly/2y4y08t
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"Just because I sit at my desk for forty or fifty or sixty hours a week, doesn’t mean I’m going to get forty or fifty or sixty hours of work done. Personally, I’m much more effective for about 6 hours each day. The rest… not so much. So why force myself to keep up the pretense of work when I’ve already accomplished what I set out to?" http://bit.ly/2l2FSRt
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"We sometimes get so wrapped up in our business that we risk losing our grip on the things that really matter: health, happiness and those who love us. “Enjoy every sandwich” was Zevonese for “Slow down to the speed of life! Listen to a bird! Smell a rose! Hug your kids!”
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