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Blogs encourage their authors to publish in small, partially formed chunks.
By: Rohit Jain # 5
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All authors should prepare to encounter criticism.
By: Indu Dhiman # 7
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The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book -- it makes a very poor doorstop.
By: Ambreen Dhiman # 21
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Whatever hath been written shall remain, Nor be erased nor written o'er again; The unwritten only still belongs to thee: Take heed, and ponder well, what that shall be.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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E'en copious Dryden wanted, or forgot, The last and greatest art--the art to blot.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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Abstruse and mystic thought you must express With painful care, but seeming easiness; For truth shines brightest thro' the plainest dress.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. 'T is not enough no harshness gives offence; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore. The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw The line too labors, and the words move slow; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. * * * * * Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song. That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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Whether the charmer sinner it, or saint it, If folly grow romantic. I must paint it.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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None but an author knows an author's cares, Or Fancy's fondness for the child she bears.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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And so I penned It down, until at last it came to be. For length and breadth, the highness which you see.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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Why did I write? what sin to me unknown Dipped me in ink,--my parents', or my own!
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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Shut, shut the door, good John! fatigued I said, Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead. The Dog-star rages! nay, 't is past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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Immodest words admit of no defence. For want of decency is want of sense. * * * * * But foul descriptions are offensive still, Either for being like or being ill.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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Lest men suspect your tale untrue Keep probability in view. The traveller leaping o'er those bounds, The credit of his book confounds.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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The unhappy man, who once has trailed a pen, Lives not to please himself, but other men; Is always drudging, wastes his life and blood, Yet only eats and drinks what you think good.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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Habits of close attention, thinking heads, Become more rare as dissipation spreads, Till authors hear at length one general cry Tickle and entertain us, or we die!
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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Ender stepped under the water and rinsed himself, took the sweat of combat and let it run down the drain. All gone, except they recycled it and we'll be drinking Bonzo's blood water in the morning. All the life gone out of it, but his blood just the same.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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I have heard that nothing gives an author so great pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as the mother who talks about her own children.
By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
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