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All Mimsy Were The Borogoves, And The Mome Raths Outgrabe.

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Created on 2010-10-29 02:03:40 (#668087), last updated 2011-07-07 (324 weeks ago)

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Name:almimsy
Birthdate:Jul 25
Location:Portland, Oregon, United States of America
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison

The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it. ~Jules Renard, "Diary," February 1895

Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
De-accession euphemisms.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
~William Safire, "Great Rules of Writing"

Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum. ~Graycie Harmon



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