I will definitely never be bored. :)

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I will definitely never be bored. :)

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Great Rules for Writing

Great Rules for Writing

from William Safire in the New York Times

  1. Do not put statements in the negative form.
  2. Remember to never split an infinitive.
  3. And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
  4. It is incumbent on one to avoid archaisms.
  5. The passive voice should never be used.
  6. Verbs have to agree with their subjects.
  7. Proofread care-fully to see if you words out.
  8. If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
  9. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
  10. Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
  11. A writer must not shift your point of view.
  12. De-accession euphemisms.
  13. If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
  14. Remember, too, a preposition is a terrible word to end a sentence with.
  15. Don't overuse exclamation marks!!
  16. Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
  17. Never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
  18. Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of 10 or more words, to their antecedents.
  19. Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration.
  20. Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.
  21. Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors.
  22. Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing.
  23. Always pick on the correct idiom.
  24. The adverb always follows the verb.
  25. Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague; seek viable alternatives.
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Author Ken Follett posted this on his facebook page today. Oh how true this is.

I would MUCH rather have a room filled with books ;)

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True dat!

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The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013

The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov, Diana Burgin, Katherine Tiernan O'Connor I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon The Shining - Stephen King Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card The Known World - Edward P. Jones

Here is a list of 50 books, one for each year from 1963 to the present year, that everyone needs to read. I found this list randomly and I thought it was pretty neat. I might turn this into a challenge at some point.

 

(Obviously, the books shown here are only a sample of what is on the list)

Source: http://flavorwire.com/398812/the-50-books-everyone-needs-to-read-1963-2013/view-all

True story.

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Pretty sure I have this. 

Does anyone else wish we had more themes and/or could edit the ones we have??

Because that would be awesome. Like really, REALLY awesome.

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

Benjamin Franklin

 

(This is today's goodreads quote of the day, and I just really liked it so I thought I would share!)

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes_of_the_day

Um... this is probably the coolest thing ever!! I'm so glad I discovered this site!