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Richard De A'Morelli
Writing and publishing advice, grammar tips, and random musings of a lifelong writer/editor
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Imagination and Knowledge
Here’s another enduring quote from Albert Einstein to remind us that imagination is so essential to the creative side of writing:
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.

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Running Off the Tracks
A friend on Ello recently joked about writers running off the tracks, and after browsing my page, he wrote: “I would think, having surfed your page, you would be firmly on track. Completely, totally, one hundred percent, absolutely, positively, confirmed, obediently, full-fledged, and compliantly on track at all times.”
I do try! Growing older has helped to ground me in some ways but added other emotional complications to the mix. One thing I have learned to do over the years is try hard not to take other people down or hurt them when I do run off the tracks. It’s inevitable that our actions will affect others, sometimes in ways we can’t anticipate. But if we try to plant positive seeds and pull out the weeds as much as possible, we can get through this life without causing too much collateral damage to others.

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Late Night Music
I haven’t done an all-night programming spree for nearly a year, but to finish up my custom blog on schedule, I reverted to old habits. I kept myself awake with some trance/house music by one of my favorite DJs, Solarstone from the UK. ~ https://youtu.be/4CeQo_8t_6E

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Never Doubt Yourself
No matter how great a writer you might be, if you are like most, you’re prone to fits of self-doubt. When that miserable feeling descends on you, remember:
Doubt has killed more dreams than failure ever will.

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Should Writers Pay for Reviews?
This article in Publishers Weekly discusses the pros and cons of paid reviews and it’s a good read if you have written a book and now you want to promote it. When I say “paid reviews,” by the way, I’m talking about pro (and pricey) review services like Kirkus and Blueink, not $5 reviews on Fiverr.
Link to article: https://www.publishersweekly.c....om/pw/by-topic/autho