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How to Be a Decent Person: Charles Dickens’s Letter of Advice to His Youngest Son
How to Be a Decent Person: Charles Dickens’s Letter of Advice to His Youngest Son

“Never take a mean advantage of anyone in any transaction, and never be hard upon people who are in your power.”

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Why We Write: Mary Karr on the Magnetism and Madness of the Written Word
Why We Write: Mary Karr on the Magnetism and Madness of the Written Word

“Be willing to be a child and be the Lilliputian in the world of Gulliver.”

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H.P. Lovecraft’s Advice to Aspiring Writers: Timeless Counsel from 1920
H.P. Lovecraft’s Advice to Aspiring Writers: Timeless Counsel from 1920

“Popular magazines inculcate a careless and deplorable style which is hard to unlearn… If such things must be read, let them be skimmed over as lightly as possible.”

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The Best of Brain Pickings 2012
The Best of Brain Pickings 2012

Everything you missed and everything you’d want to revisit, in one place.

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The Daily Routines of Great Writers
The Daily Routines of Great Writers

“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.”

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9 Rules for Success by the Victorian Novelist Amelia E. Barr
9 Rules for Success by the Victorian Novelist Amelia E. Barr

“Everything good needs time. Don’t do work in a hurry… For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly.”

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How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word
How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word

“The most damning revelation you can make about yourself is that you do not know what is interesting and what is not.”

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F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret to Great Writing: Letters of Advice to a Friend’s Teenage Daughter and to His Own
F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret to Great Writing: Letters of Advice to a Friend’s Teenage Daughter and to His Own

“Nothing any good isn’t hard.”

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Henry Miller on Writing and Life
Henry Miller on Writing and Life

“Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery.”

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What Will Survive of Us Is Love: Helen Dunmore’s 9 Rules of Writing
What Will Survive of Us Is Love: Helen Dunmore’s 9 Rules of Writing

“A problem with a piece of writing often clarifies itself if you go for a long walk.”

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