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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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Book Review: Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

Title: Jayber Crow Author: Wendell Berry Genre: Literary fiction Publisher: Counterpoint Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: I never put up a barber pole or a sign or even gave my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L’Amour

Title: Education of a Wandering Man Author: Louis L’Amour Genre: Memoir Publisher: Bantam Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: It was May 14. This review was previously posted on my personal … Continue reading

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