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Paloma Villaverde de Rico
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Mom, wife, travel editor (focus on family travel), news junkie, film aficionado
Mom, wife, travel editor (focus on family travel), news junkie, film aficionado

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12 Remarkable Quotes About Writing

1. “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

2. “If writing seems hard, it’s because it is hard. It’s one of the hardest things people do.” ~ William Zinsser

3. “Writing well means never having to say, ‘I guess you had to be there.’ ” ~ Jef Mallett

4. “Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it’s just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it.” ~ David Sedaris

5. “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” ~ Red Smith

6. “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” ~ E.L. Doctorow

7. “I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.” ~ James Michener

8. “Easy reading is damn hard writing.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

9. “If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.” ~ Isaac Asimov

10. “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” ~ Stephen King

11. “Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies.” ~ Terri Guillemets

12. “Write drunk, edit sober.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

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Quotes: 12most.com/2012/04/11/12-worth-documenting-writing-quotes/Image: etsy.com/listing/65242328/ernest-hemingway-art-prints-posters
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Very proud Dad as Sam's fantastic first TV doc airs tonight – #turtleboy. Watch it on Channel 4, 10pm.

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Here's a link to our photo essay of Palm Beach, where I went with the family for work--yes, it's a tough job, but someone has to do it! Yes, Roxy took some of these photos (ok, maybe lots of them!).

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We hung out at Acqualina Resort in Sunny Isles this weekend, having lunch at the new Piazzetta Restaurant. Delicious food, lovely ambiance, there's a delightful "market" with candy, Il Mulino pasta sauces, etc. Definitely worth a visit.
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Being that I just finished the first book of the Hunger Games—yes, I know I'm late into this madness—I get this completely.

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Talk about an interesting discovery!

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