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    2013-11-02 08:06   5人喜欢

  • 苏诺

    苏诺 (Keep things rolling.)

    “This is the problem of writers who set out deliberately to garnish their prose. You lose whatever it is that makes you unique. The reader will notice if you are putting on airs. Readers want the person who is talking to them to sound genuine. Therefore a fundamental rule is: be yourself. “No rule, however, is harder to follow. It requires writers to do two things that by their metabolism are...

    2018-08-07 04:07   1人喜欢

  • YZ

    YZ (Let's rock from the bottom!)

    On the leaking battleship Arizona sunk by the Japanese on December 7, 1941 that a bureaucratic fiat prohibiting children under 45 inches tall from visiting the Arizona Memorial: “I don’t think children are too young to appreciate what that ship represents,” Magee told me. “They’ll remember it if they see the leaking oil — if they see that the ship is still bleeding.”

    2015-01-14 17:20   1人喜欢

  • YZ

    YZ (Let's rock from the bottom!)

    MOUNT RUSHMORE: “In the afternoon when the sunlight throws the shadows into that socket,” one of the rangers, Fred Banks said, “you feel that the eyes of those four men are looking at you, no matter where you move. They’re peering right into your mind, wondering what you’re thinking, making you feel guilty: ‘Are you doing your part?’ ”

    2015-01-14 17:20   1人喜欢

  • YZ

    YZ (Let's rock from the bottom!)

    A reporter once asked Joe DiMaggio how he managed to play so well so consistently, and he said: "I always thought that there was at least one person in the stands who had never seen me play, and I didn't want to let him down.

    2015-01-12 21:06   1人喜欢

  • 任娣

    任娣 (不系之舟)

    纯粹因为太好笑了…… Take a class of writing students in a liberal arts college and assign them to write about some aspect of science, and a pitiful moan will go around the room. "No! Not science!" the moan says. The students have a common affliction: fear of science. They were told at an early age by a chemistry or a physics teacher that they don't have "a head for science."..;.

    2013-04-09 15:56   1人喜欢

  • tangerine

    tangerine (like a warrior)

    Nobody can write a book or an article "about" something. one man pursuing one whale. Every writing projected must be reduced before you start to write. therefore think small. decide what corner of the subject you are going to bite off, and be content to cover it well and stop. an unwieldy writing is a drain on your enthusiasm. as for what point you want to make, every successful piece...

    2012-03-19 12:04   1人喜欢

  • [已注销]


    One (*my note:simplification for the readers)is craft, the other(*my note: writing for yourself) is attitude. The first is a question of mastering a precise skill; the second is a question of how you use the skill to express your personality.

    2012-03-08 19:57   1人喜欢

  • 假蚁

    假蚁 (illiterate)

    Ch7 - Usage "They are cheap words, and we don't need them." (p.38) "I don't want to give anybody my input and get his feedback, though I'd be glad to offer my ideas and hear what he thinks of them. Good usage, to me, consists of using good words if they already exist - as they almost always do - to express myself clearly and simply to someone else. You might say it's how I verbalize the interpe...

    2018-06-18 01:26

  • Adler


    For the nonfiction writer, the simplest way of putting this into a rule is: when you’re ready to stop, stop. If you have presented all the facts and made the point you want to make, look for the nearest exit.

    2018-03-06 22:35

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