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  • Zachary shared from Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain
    “The man who knows how will always find a place in life,” says the adage, “but the man who knows why will be the boss.” Arbitrary rules restrict and inhibit you. Knowing why sets you free.
  • Zachary shared from Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories by C. S. Lewis
    I think we can be sure that what does not concern us deeply will not deeply interest our readers, whatever their age.
    Note: Write what you know, sure. But also write what INTERESTS you.
  • Zachary shared from The Art of Being Unmistakable: A Collection of Essays About Making a Dent in The Universe by Srinivas Rao
    Perfection in any sort of art is a fool's errand.
    Note: amen, brother.
  • Zachary shared from a Personal Document
    Any regime that puts too much power in the hands of a single human assumes we’re perfect, flawless. We’re not, and given absolute power, the flaws will show.
    Note: Sarah Hoyt is on the money here. #Power
  • Zachary shared from Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World by Andrew Breitbart
    The biggest point I wanted to make was one I’m still making: Hollywood is more important than Washington. It can’t be overstated how important this message is: pop culture matters. What happens in front of the cameras on a soundstage at the Warner Bros. lot often makes more difference to the fate of America than what happens in the back rooms of the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill.
    Note: Pop culture matters.
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