The Christmas Trap (Part One)

The Christmas Trap (Part One)

[For the month of December, just for fun, I wanted to share a story I’ve had lying around for a few years now. It seemed to fit the season. This is part one of four.] Jeremy Tanner Bachman was never really sure what had started his father’s feud with Santa...

I am always chilled and astonished
by the would-be writers who ask
me for advice and admit,
quite blithely, that they “don’t have
time to read.” This is like a guy
starting up Mount Everest saying
that he didn’t have time to buy
any rope or pitons.

―Stephen King

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Judging a Book by Its Cover

Judging a Book by Its Cover

Yeah, I know you’re not supposed to do that, but far too many authors underestimate the power of the physical design of a book. Today more than ever, the look and feel may not tell you much about the quality of writing or depth of thought put into a book, but they do...

It’s easier to persist
with commas if you know
you’re engaged in some
fundamentally important
human activity that has
very great consequences
for your full development
as a human being.

—Charles Cooper

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Don’t say the
old lady screamed.
Bring her in and
let her scream.

—Mark Twain

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