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Darkness Shapes the Hearts

Darkness Shapes the Heartsby Michael DoylePutin sits as another dictator in a lineCertain his autocratic rule is blessed as divineThis has been the slavery of Russia’s serfdomWith brutality reigning supreme in this kingdomFor five thousand years, we’ve known epilepsy As … Continue reading

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The Wolf Knows Its Howl

Enforced surveillance and censorship of the creative mind, particularly by oppressive government is nothing short of a crime against humanity. The Wolf Knows Its Howl by Michael Doyle When a writer must be brave To memorize just to save The … Continue reading

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Catch & Release

Am I alone in seeing that the world has its moments of understated brilliance? Catch and Release by Michael Romani Writing to write, so it seems Is often the child of unknown dreams Miscast, recanted or fully embraced The soul … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Writer Must Feel To Make the Reader Feel

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.” – Robert Frost, poet (26 Mar 1874-1963)      

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Thought For the Day: To Be A Good Writer Be Direct, Clear and Simple First

“Anyone who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid.” – H.W. Fowler, lexicographer (10 Mar 1858-1933)    

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Thought For the Day: A Writer Who States There Is No Truth or That Truth Is Relative Should Not Be Believed

“A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is ‘merely relative,’ is asking you not to believe him. So don’t.” – Roger Scruton, Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey      

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Thought of the Day: To Write Well, Live Well

“I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.” – Francoise Sagan, playwright and novelist (21 Jun 1935-2004)      

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Thought For The Day: To Be A Writer, You Must Read and Write A Lot

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” – Stephen King Personally, if … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Richard Steele – The Spectator Club

Living from approximately March 12, 1672 through September 1, 1729, Sir Richard Steele  was an Irish writer, playwright and politician remembered primarily for co-founding along with his friend, Joseph Addison, several magazines including The Tatler and The Spectator. You may read The Spectator Club … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Difference Between Clever and Smart Is Important

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” – Naguib Mahfouz, writer, Nobel laureate (11 Dec 1911-2006)        

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