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"Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good"
Samuel Johnson

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  • If you are considering writing a blog, this article has some great ideas to help you create something special. Whether you want to make money with it, or simply communicate with your family and friends, blogging can be a fantastic method of communication. Read on to discover how to make the most of your blogging experience. Try to ensure that you distribute and optimize a press release that states the start up of your internet blogging venture. This is a great way to promote your site and can even result in the addition of a few hundred readers to your viewing base. This is an often...
  • Sometimes a story comes along that does something I haven't seen in print before. I love that when that happens, and the older I get and the more well read, the less often that does. In "Breaking News," the author chooses to slow down the narrative so that we watch everything in slow motion, only like some weird video (I'm thinking about a Radiohead video at the moment, and also a U-2 video), everything else continues in real time. This is totally cool. Read it here at Battered Suitcase.
  • Every person in a popular profession has some nightmare that they never want to come across with. For doctors, it is a malpractice lawsuit, while for writers it is being accused of plagiarism. However, often for a writer the fear can be two types -- being accused of plagiarism or having their work plagiarized.
  • According to the terms of the handshake, I could no longer teach at any Cal State campus, not even in the extension, so after twenty years of teaching, I was at loose ends.
  • A wedding anniversary gives you the opportunity to express your love and gratitude to the couple for all they have meant in your life.

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Fast fact about writing

Writing was developed independently in Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, and among the Maya in Central America. There are some areas where the question as to whether writing was adopted or independently developed is in doubt, as at Easter Island.