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Full-throttle Freedom

When  James Patterson was asked in an interview about “The Book That My Life,” he said, “I read The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman in 1970 while I was getting my master’s in English at Vanderbilt. The book’s … Continue reading

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Another Approach

“Almost every advance in art, science, technology, business, marketing, cooking, medicine, agriculture, and design has occurred when someone challenged the rules and tried another approach.”    Roger von Oech, creativity expert Every day, we’re encouraged to live by the rules, to … Continue reading

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Three Rules

“There are three rules for writing well. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” W. Somerset Maugham That said, Jeremiah Abrams has come up with three rules that are about as helpful as any other trio you might find — … Continue reading

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Budding Writers

“The best advice for a budding writer is to ignore all advice.” “A book, if it’s going to have any chance of succeeding…it’s got to be vibrant, and alive, it’s got to have a beating heart, it’s got to be … Continue reading

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