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  •  on a writers forum, whenever there's an argument (10+ / 0-)

    about "rules" of writing, there's a common response that there are only two solid rules:

    1. Do not bore the reader.
    2. Do not confuse the reader.

    Every other "rule" is just a guideline.

    •  Those sound good (8+ / 0-)

      I hate to be bored.  :)

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      by cfk on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:47:36 PM PDT

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    •  (snark) OK -- How to these rules ... (3+ / 0-)
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      ... relate to Russian Novels?

      Featureless landscapes the size of Eurasia.
      Multi-generational timelines, told out of sequence.
      Long %$#@! multiple names that are shortened to  Alezander Vilivananovich and Alezander Vilivananovik, so you can tell 'em apart.
      Social scenarios that might render Henry James unconscious.
      Melancholy as a happy ending, rather than dog-brain depression.

      And in Part II ...

      Millions of us – the majority – must come together to insist that President Obama and the Democrats stand up and fight for the things we sent them there to do ... Michael Moore

      by MT Spaces on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:26:15 PM PDT

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      •  lolololol (4+ / 0-)

        Esp. this one!!!!

        Multi-generational timelines, told out of sequence.
        And what a difference the translator makes.

        How is it going?

        We have spring here, but it will get cold again, tomorrow.

        Hubby was about to try his first swim in the lake, but he will have to wait.

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        by cfk on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:30:43 PM PDT

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        •  Spring is wet (for here) (4+ / 0-)
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          First rose of the season -- photo from this morning.

          The temperature will shoot to the 90's in a few weeks and the high desert will bake until late August thunderstorms hit.

          I'll be in Amsterdam during the worst of it -- they think I'm crazy for praising the maritime climate over there, but believe me, they would wither in the heat here.

          Millions of us – the majority – must come together to insist that President Obama and the Democrats stand up and fight for the things we sent them there to do ... Michael Moore

          by MT Spaces on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:45:15 PM PDT

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          •  I am glad you will miss the heat (3+ / 0-)

            I just can't do heat.

            Thanks for the picture!  Roses are so beautiful!

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            by cfk on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:47:49 PM PDT

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          •  Walked past a small downtown park (4+ / 0-)
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            this afternoon, and the rose bushes were all in flower. So were the weigela (sp?), and there was a guy with a hose watering them. There's Heuchera in the shade, but I was across the street & couldn't see whether that was also in bloom.

            Don't know what kind of roses they are, but they are definitely rebloomers. IIRC, they don't do much in the hottest months and then come back and bloom some more in the fall.

            Amsterdam sounds like a beautiful city. Have fun!

            Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

            by Youffraita on Wed May 22, 2013 at 10:03:12 PM PDT

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