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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
   ―  Maya Angelou
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2016 Just Borrowed
2015 Warning
2014 Always More Productive
2013 Is Not
2012 Loosely Translated
2011 Your Opinions Are Not My Facts
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Writing a book is a bit like surfing…   Most of the time you’re waiting.  And it’s quite pleasant, sitting in the water waiting.  But you are expecting that the result of a storm over the horizon, in another time zone, usually, days old, will radiate out in the form of waves.  And eventually, when they show up, you turn around and ride that energy to the shore.  It’s a lovely thing, feeling that momentum.  If you’re lucky, it’s also about grace.  As a writer, you roll up to the desk every day, and then you sit there, waiting, in the hope that something will come over the horizon.  And then you turn around and ride it, in the form of a story.
   ―  Tim Winton
Found at one of the blogs I follow:  A Not So Jaded Life
The specific post can be found at:  http://anotsojadedlife.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/23-tips-from-famous-writers-for-new-and-emerging-authors/
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2015 What About Today?
2014 Idiot, n.
2013 Temporary Reality
2012 The Great Objective
2011 Read A Book

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A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
  –  Gilbert K. Chesterton
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2015 To Be Effective In The Modern World
2014 A Little Cover
2013 Binding
2012 Lift
2011 Another Good Movie, Another Excellent Book
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I wrote the books I should have liked to read.  That’s always been my reason for writing.  People won’t write the books I want, so I have to do it for myself.
  ―   C. S. Lewis
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2015 Can Your Repeat The Question, Please?
2014 On Faith
2013 My Name Is Charles Stein
2012 Faiths And Sorcery
Made And Kept Free
2011 Multi-Source Learning

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The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
  ―  Thomas Jefferson
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2014 Sure Experiments And Demonstrated Arguments
2013 Irrational Complacency
2012 Why Criticize?
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2011 Saying Just Enough
2010 Giants Win Game 2 Shutout of Rangers – 9 to 0!!!

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What things there are to write, if one could only write them!  My mind is full of gleaming thoughts; gay moods and mysterious, moth-like meditations hover in my imagination, fanning their painted wings.  They would make my fortune if I could catch them; but always the rarest, those freaked with azure and the deepest crimson, flutter away beyond my reach.
The ever-baffled chase of those filmy nothings often seems, for one of sober years in a sad world, a trifling occupation.  But have I not read of the Great Kings of Persia who used to ride out to hawk for butterflies, nor deemed this pastime beneath their royal dignity?
   —  Logan Pearsall Smith
From the book: “More Trivia
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2014 Winning?
2013 Still Inventing
2012 Motivated
2011 Waiting In Line At Starbuck’s

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For to know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know his mind.
  —  Geraldine Brooks
[Read any books lately?  I would argue the same is true for a person’s blog…   Have you written / read any blogs lately?   —  KMAB]
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2014 Heathen, n.
2013 Wisdom’s Folly
2012 When The Student Is Ready
Disconnected Leadership
2011 The Complex Richness Of Life

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