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from Making It Up by Penelope Lively

From Making It Up by Penelope Lively: I did not go to any school until I was twelve years old; until then, my home-based education centered entirely upon reading — pretty well anything that came to hand, prose, poetry, good, … Continue reading

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from Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, and Other Things I’ve Learned by Alan Alda

When I started out as an actor, I thought, Here’s what I have to say; how shall I say it? On M*A*S*H, I began to understand that what I do in the scene is not as important as what happens … Continue reading

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from On Writing by Stephen King

One of the really bad things you can do to your writing is to dress up the vocabulary, looking for long words because you’re maybe a little ashamed of your short ones. This is like dressing up a household pet … Continue reading

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