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“A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage.” Robert McNamara

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“Learn as much by writing as by reading.” Lord Acton

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Anyone can get a .com. Avoid whenever possible when doing research.

Question everything and everyone, including me.

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“I love writing, but hate starting. The page is awfully white and it says, ‘You may have fooled some of the people some of the time but those days are over, Giftless. I’m not your agent and I’m not your mommy: I’m a white piece of paper. You wanna dance with me?’ and I really, really don’t. I’ll go peaceable-like.” Aaron Sorkin

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Google Docs and Office 365 make collaborating easy; you can all work on the same document at the same time on different computers.

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“What amazes me is that most days feel useless. I don’t seem to accomplish anything-just a few pages, most of which don’t seem very good. Yet, when I put all those wasted days together, I somehow end up with a book of which I’m very proud.” Louis Sachar

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“Write every day, line by line, page by page, hour by hour. Do this despite fear. For above all else, beyond imagination and skill, what the world asks of you is courage, courage to risk rejection, ridicule and failure.” Robert McKee

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“There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.” Ernest Hemingway

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Apostrophes show ownership and help clarify meanings.

Consider: my dad’s truck and my dads’ truck.

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“Personally I think that grammar is a way to attain beauty.” Muriel Barbery

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