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Ink Trivia

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Ink Trivia Question: What is the difference between ink bottles and ink wells?Answer: Inkwells are different from ink bottles in that they are filled from ink bottles and are used as a temporary home. Their purpose is to house the ink in a convenient place for the writer. Traveling ink wells are a classic example of its portable use.

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Writer Quotes

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“A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.” - Eugene Ionesco“If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” - Anne Tyler“Forget about all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.” - Melinda Haynes“Start writing no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” - Louis L’Amour“The writer is by nature a dreamer – a conscious dreamer.” – Carson McCullers

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Writer Corner

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William Faulkner had some specific ideas about becoming a writer. You become a writer simply by reading and writing.“Read, read, read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it is not, throw it out the window!”“Don’t be a writer, be writing.”“You don’t need writing classes or seminars any more than you need this or any other book on writing.” Faulkner learned his trade while working in the...

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Writing Corner

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“The perfect pen and the perfect paper and me working on work that pleases me and has no note for the critics.” - John SteinbeckEdgar Allan Poe believed that handwriting is an indication of character revealing our “mental qualities.” Indeed, the marks we leave on the paper are our most intimate of thoughts. Few exercises offer the not always seamless collaboration between brain and body like that direct line of the brain and the tip of the pen reaching paper creating copy.John Steinbeck (February 27, 1902–December 20, 1968) captures this curious role of the pen as a negotiator between brain...

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Writer Quotes

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“My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does, a fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.” -Graham Greene, English playwright and novelist“The pen is the tongue of the mind.” - Horace, leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus“Steadily my pen filled the sheet and those long-thought-out words came nearer and nearer.” -C. S. Forester, British historical novelist“In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the...

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