Tag Archives: Mark Twain

Daily Dose

As you launch into your projects today, here’s a cornucopia of wisdom gathered from young and old to ignite you enthusiasm: “I believe a leaf of grass is no less the journey-work of the stars.”                                              Walt Whitman “Nothing in life … Continue reading

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Revision Pitfalls

“A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.”    Mark Twain Revision is not a walk in the park for most of us — it’s a necessary stage on the road … Continue reading

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Mark Motivates

Not long ago, I read that a very successful writer who’s published  more than 40 books begins each writing day by reading passages from Mark Twain’s classic,  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He does it just to get in touch … Continue reading

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Wizardly Wordplay

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — ’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.” Mark Twain Mark Twain had a simple rule for writing: “Use the right word … Continue reading

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Everywhere, Inspiration!

While wandering hither and yon recently, I’ve happened upon a cornucopia of wonderful thoughts and sayings I wanted to share to uplift and energize us all: From local shops in Montclair, New Jersey and Middlebury, Vermont: “Play is the highest … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Just heard this and loved it so much, I wanted to share it with you: Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that makes you smile.                                       Mark Twain … Continue reading

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Four Pens

“But have the courage to write whatever your dream is for yourself.” May Sarton Pens, pencils, paperclips — I love the humbler tools of our trade. Along with my computer, I have several manual typewriters that I dust off and … Continue reading

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