- 150 (640-by-480 pixel resolution) screens long
"Nothing helps scenery like ham and eggs."
- Mark Twain
Did u no?
33% of U.S. employees fail at writing. Whether
it's an e-mail memo or a complex report, fully
1/3 of the U.S. workforce doesnot meet the
minimum writing requirements 4their jobs ac-
cording 2a College Board's National Commis-
sion survey on writing. The survey was done
with 64companies across 6industries repre-
senting 4,000,000 employees: mining+con-
Did u no?
The major writing problems 4them r accuracy+
ciseness. Susan Traiman, director of the edu-
cation initiative for the Business Roundtable,
says: There's no way to say that writing has
gotten worse: the demand has gotten greater.
Tip: improving your writing skills (stringing
2make a sense) will payoff because
more than 1/2 the companies surveyed
said they do assess writing skills when
they make hiring+promotion decisions.
different ways: I have always needed space
and silence to pull inside myself before I
pick up the pen. (Yes, I still write with pen
and real ink.) This pulling inside may take
an hour or a morning, I know it's happening
while I'm dripping coffee through a hand-
filter; I know that in some unforced way, I
am readying myself to face the empty
page not as easy as one might believe."
- Frances Itani
"If they give you ruled paper,
write the other way."
- E. E. Cummings
Tips on getting
"As a rule, men worry more about what
they caN'T see than about what they can."
- Julius Caesar
man a king!"
- Huey Long, Governor of Louisiana, 1928
"Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles
- Albert Einstein
"There are no beginnings, noteven to stories.
There are only places where you make an en-
trance into someone else's life and either stay
or turn and go away."
- Timothy Findley, Canadian writer
"Reading is the means by which the world does
a large part of its work ... . The slightest improve-
ment either in the page or in the method of rea-
ding means a great service to the human race."
- E. B. Huey, 1908 - 1968
The pop culture comic book super
heroe like flying Superman draw on
the legendary heroes of Greek+Roman
mythology possessing great strength like
Hercules, having flying horses like
Bellerophon's Pegasus, even
flying themselves like Hermes with
his winged sandals.
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Did u no?
According 2 a 2003 Harris Poll the #1 leisure
activity is reading 26% of the time, followed
by watching television 15% of the time -- a
whopping 35% drop from just 2 years ago.
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"Books are good enough in their own way,
but they are a mighty bloodless substitute
- Robert Louis Stevenson
Did u no?
The word archetype ('r-keh-type) is
an important notion in litterature: it re-
fers 2an original model, form, or pattern
that is easy recognized. (4example, the
archetypical villain wears black+comes
on2 the stage from the left while the
archetypical hero wears white+enters
the stage from the right.)
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