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'Grown -ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.'
The little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery


Musings of a Scribbler.

Haven't we all heard the saying: " Everyone has a book in them?" Then the
riposte:" And it should stay there." But with the advance in computer
technology, it appears that nearly everyone is now writing a book of some
sort: poetry; fiction; memoir or local history. And in the USA, a new genre
has appeared, I have read in the New Yorker magazine, in which failed
novelists are writing 'misery' memoirs about how they have failed to make a
succes of their novel writing.  Sounds like something the late and much
loved Spike Milligan would have tried his hand at, with a title something
along the lines of : " My Part in the Demise of the Novel." 

I have found  a knowledge of Latin to be a most useful discipline when
writing in English: it helps one to keep one's writing 'tight' or
'concise',for exampale.
Here is a marvellous example of concise writing, avoiding verbiage in the
" Apllonius to Zeno,greeting. You did right to send the chickpeas to
Memphis. Farewell. "  Now that's what I call 'getting to the point'.  This
quote courtesy of Sir Ernest Gower's ' Plain Words.'

So until the next time, farewell readers.

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