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The First Writer and Editor: 'Take out that part?! Are you nuts? How is the stampede scene at the end of the cave going to make sense without it?!'
'It was a last-minute change, but a good one.'
The First Draft. . . Moby Duck.
Eye Test Writer's Block.
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"'How I Spent My Summer Vacation,' by Lilia Anya, all rights reserved, which includes the right to reproduce this essay or portions thereof in any form whatsoever, including, but not limited to, novel, screenplay, musical, television miniseries, home vid
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"I'm sorry, Susie, but right now we're not in the market for a 'kiss and tell' book."
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"I'm sorry-you tapped into something no one cares about."
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The Great Canadian Novel
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"Unless one is a humorist, Haskins. One should avoid attempts at humor."
"I have to ask you a few questions. I've written a screenplay. Would you read it?"
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"It's a brovella about my life in the frat. But if it's longer than two hundred pages it becomes a brahvel."
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Books: Meet the Content Provider
"Sometimes I feel like I'm trapped in a tiny room, looking out at a world that's passing me by. . ."
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"Anyone can hate, Mr. Brookings, but can your gare fill a book?"
"It's about keeping the bunny alive within each of us."
"It was the best of Starbucks. It was the worst of Starbucks."
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"Young Robert Frost"
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"All of my work deals with the theme of exclusion."
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"Poor dear, she's just discovered all these years she's been the muse for a plagiarist."
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"A writer? Fantastic! I wish I had time to write."
"There's the pressure from my public, naturally, as well as the pressure from my publisher, my agent, and all that. But the real pressure comes from that devil inside that makes me different from other men, that makes me a writer. But, of course, you know all about pressure, grinding out those papers at Sarah Lawrence."
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Oddly enough I seem to work best on a full bladder.
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"Polly want to abandon speaking of herself in the third person."
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"You can still go over the river and through the woods, but it's cheaper to fly."
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