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Writer Quotes

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“Caesar had perished from the world of men, had not his sword been rescued by his pen.” - Henry Vaughan“You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.” - Paul Simon“Putting pen to paper lights more fires than matches ever will!” - Malcolm Forbes“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the words make.” - Truman Capote“But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think...” - Lord...

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Pen and Ink Drawings

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In fine art, the term 'pen and ink' denotes a drawing technique involving the use of black and other colored inks which are applied to a support (generally paper) with either a dip pen or a reservoir pen. This traditional, versatile media has been used by Western artists since ancient-Egyptian times, for sketches, finished drawings or ink and wash paintings. It is also one of the main mediums involved in book illustration. The development of ink truly revolutionized human life. Long before Gutenberg simplified the printing process, ancient cultures in Egypt, Greece and Asia used ink for creating handwritten manuscripts,...

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Woman Writer Quotes

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“Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.” - Jane Austen“The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.” - Julia Ward Howe“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in her works.” - Virginia Woolf“The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up mypen every weekday morning.” - Anne Tyler“In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for...

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Postcards: A wonderful way to keep in touch without a timely commitment

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The Ingenious Postcards The first postcard was issued by the United States Post Office Department on May 13, 1873. The marks for mailing on the card depicted the bust of Liberty and a circle with the postage amount of one cent. Most cards were used widely as advertisement in the U.S., until they were in general use after the World Columbian Exposition in 1893. Colored cards of the Exposition went on sale and they became extremely popular. On May 19, 1898, an Act of Congress was passed so that privately published postcards were given the same message privileges and rates...

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Pen Trivia

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Pen Names: A pen name is a pseudonym adopted by an author. It is used to make the author’s name more distinctive, to disguise his or her gender, to distance an author from some or all of his or her works or for any of a number of reasons related to the marketing or the aesthetic presentation of the work. The author’s name may be known only to the publisher, or may come to be common knowledge. See if you can match the real names with the pen names! Real Name 1.) Stephen King 2.) Samuel Clemens 3.) Chloe Anthony...

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