writing

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a: Writing ~
b: christmas tree

What:

"The tree is like the basic story outline for your novel. You know it has to have certain aspects to be a novel - character, plot, setting and so forth. You have an idea for your novel, but you don't have all the details yet. A rough outline will help you visualize the novel before you start."

The link is a nice discussion of
trees and writing.


Useful?
Writer: Sherry Garland
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Date: Jan 1 2014 12:50 PM


Does It Get You Drunk?

a: Bad writing ~
b: boxed wine

What: "So I think it is with good or bad writing. Bad writing is like boxed wine. It didn't take very long to make, wasn't made with the master's hand and will not last for too long before it turns to vinegar. "

Useful?
Writer: Castaneya Streeby
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Where:
Date: Mar 15 2013 4:04 PM


Good Stuff Is Here For You Now....

a: Bad writing ~
b: a tangled string

What: "Bad writing is like a tangled string: it's easier to cut it than to untie it. Mediocre writing is like a loose string: you can pull it taut to have some left over. Good writing is a hemp fibre."

Useful?
Writer: Shmooooo
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Where:
Date: Mar 15 2013 4:06 PM


Writing A Résumé Is Like Writing A Sonnet

a: Writing a resume ~
b: writing a sonnet

What: You are totally unaware that writing a resume is like writing a sonnet, in that it is an incredibly constricted format in which you have to make clear your uniqueness as an individual. How to escape this level of Purgatory? Read more than one book.

Useful?
Writer: Dr. Sandy Marcu
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Date: Sep 25 2011 11:05 AM


rewriting a resume

a: rewriting a resume ~
b: cleaning out a closet

What: "I often tell my clients that rewriting a resume is like cleaning out a closet."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: Sep 25 2011 11:08 AM



a: Writing a sentence ~
b: piling on layer upon layer of clothes

What: "For too many writers, writing a sentence is like piling on layer upon layer of clothes. To be sure, sometimes the layers are nice; sometimes they are of fine fabric but ultimately to be beautiful they must bring to life what is beneath, not mask what is beneath. Strip away the words, just as you would strip away layers of clothing, and you arrive at the thing itself - in this case, the writer at her most naked. Her sentence"

Useful?
Writer: David Woolfe
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Where:
Date: Oct 16 2013 10:38 AM


Handwriting Analysis(sensory Evaluation)

a: Handwriting analyst ~
b: a wine connoisseur

What: "A handwriting analyst is like a wine connoisseur. A wine expert who really knows what he's talking about is a highly valuable person with lots of experience and knowledge. However, it's hard to be sure which wine connoisseurs are actually experts and which are faking it" .... The unifying idea is sensory evaluation.

Useful?
Writer: Alison Bradley
LCC: Q
Where:
Date: Jan 26 2011 2:16 AM



a: Writing about Music ~
b: Dancing about Architecture

What:

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Useful?
Writer: Francesca Rivera
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Where:
Date: Oct 8 2014 9:28 AM


Homogeneous Chroma House

a: Writing with concrete language ~
b: building a brick house

What: "If writing with concrete language is like building a brick house, writing with a consistent diction is like building with a con-sistent color scheme. The first two little pigs would surely have taken to laughing at their brother if he had built his house with multi-colored bricks. Even one yellow brick in a house of red would stand out and make the house look awkward."

Useful?
Writer: M. D. MEYER
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 9 2013 1:42 PM


Good Writing

a: Writing effectively and prolifically ~
b: training to be an athlete

What: "What all of these posts (and the other posts in this series) have in common is the idea that to be effective (and prolific) writers, we must write every day. Writing effectively and prolifically is like training to be an athlete: we must put in the time and the sweat. It's only after this commitment that we can expect some kind of result."

Useful?
Writer: Billie Hara
LCC: L
Where:
Date: Jul 31 2011 11:54 AM



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