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Apr 30,2015

Diane Court: Nobody thinks it will work, do they?

Lloyd Dobler: No. You just described every great success story. (Say Anything)

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Apr 27,2015


It's almost time for me to leave the kennel. This is a good time to talk about endings.  

An ending should stay with you when you close a book. To help you make your ending stick, I thought I'd share my Top-secret Private Personal Glossary of Endings from a Reader's Perspective with you. 

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Apr 24,2015


‘Stereotypes do exist, but we have to walk through them.'  Forest Whitaker 

Stereotype (noun): A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a type of person or thing. Synonyms: standard/conventional image, received idea, cliché, hackneyed idea, formula

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Apr 21,2015

Miracle Max: You rush a miracle, man, you get rotten miracles. (The Princess Bride

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Apr 18,2015


Sean: People call those imperfections, but no, that's the good stuff. (Good Will Hunting)

I often write sucky sentences. Figuring out why they suck can be difficult—they look okay, they might be grammatically correct and they might even make sense, but something is off. Once I decide why the sentence or paragraph isn't working, I'll highlight it with a corresponding colour so I can fix it when I edit.

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Apr 14,2015


‘Well, the thing about a black hole—its main distinguishing feature—is it's black. And the thing about space, the colour of space, your basic space colour, is black. So how are you supposed to see them?’  Holly, Marooned (Red Dwarf)

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Apr 10,2015


Leilana Pierce: I’d like to somehow make a difference in people’s lives.

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Apr 04,2015

Sean:  Nail them while they're vulnerable, that's my motto. (Good Will Hunting

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Apr 01,2015


Andrew:  Speak for yourself.   Bender:  Do you think I'd speak for you? I don't even know your language. (The Breakfast Club)

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