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Remember that 'plumber in space' is not such a bad setup for a story.
— Stephen King, On Writing
Every novel is an original, every story is imbued with an atmosphere, and every genre has a distinctive tone. The worst possible case occurs when a novel has none of these qualities.
— Elizabeth Lyon, Manuscript Makeover
Adverbs are a sign that you've used the wrong verb.
— Annie Dillard
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