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No matter how brilliant your writing is, your performance still matters.
In the previous post I outlined Five Virtues of Writing that have been kicking around for thousands of years. These five virtues provide a much-needed yardstick for judging your progress with any g...
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+Aaron Allenbaugh Hey, thank you for reading. :)
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‎Five Years from now, you're the same person except for the people you've met and the books you've read.- John Wooden 1. Desire begins in the mind (and so does reading). 2. Reading is...
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+Nate Klein That also happens to be all ten OTHER reasons, too. ;)
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Tempting alternate title for this one was: "Have you earned a spanking from Shakespeare?"
Follow me back to ancient Rome for a minute. I want to show you something. It's right here, inside this columned building... In Roman courts, there were no mugshots used to correctly identify suspe...
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+Sonia Simone Thanks, Sonia. I worked hard on this. :)
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All three of The Bronte Sisters – Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë – will be the subject of a new "blockbuster biopic"

http://www.themillions.com/2013/08/big-budget-bronte-biopic-in-the-works.html
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This technique works with any creative skill, actually.
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Why, as songwriters, do we always place our rhymes at the end of each line?

That's only one way to get the job done.
Have you ever stopped to wonder why, as songwriters, we always place rhyming words at the end of each line? How and when did that become normal? We lyricists don't usually think about this method o...
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Fascinating from Ryan Holiday on commonplace books. Got me to fire up a blank red moleskine I had lying around ...

http://thoughtcatalog.com/2013/how-and-why-to-keep-a-commonplace-book/
Some of the greatest men and women in history have kept these books. Marcus Aurelius kept one--which more or less became the Meditations. Petrarch kept one. Montaigne, who invented the essay, kept ...
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It's a source of passages you can quote in your own writing. It's a source of great writing that you can intelligently imitate. You should definitely keep one.
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We poets and songwriters lost a legend yesterday. Wishing a sad farewell to Seamus Heaney, and giving thanks for a lifetime of poetry that truly honors the word "poetry."
  On Friday, we songwriters and poets lost a legend: the great Irish poet Seamus Heaney died at age 74. The New York Times ran a nice retrospective on Heaney's life and poetry , recounting Hea...
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I'm a book hoarder, writer, and songbird from the woods of Maine. I like the taste of language. Circles I fit well in: •Writers •Songwriters •Musicians •Smart Alecks Or wherever you like.
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