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Friday, April 13, 2018

A TO Z _ KNIFE or scapel?

"The difference between the almost right word 
and the right word 
is really a large matter—'
tis the difference between 
the lightning-bug and the lightning."
 - Mark Twain

Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself. 

But we authors are trapped into using mere words.

 Words realize nothing, verify nothing to you, 

unless you have suffered in your own person the thing which the words try to describe.

It is always the way; 

words will answer as long as it is only a person's neighbor who is in trouble, 

but when that person gets into trouble himself, it is time that the King rise up and do something.

 The right word may be effective, 

but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

So children, remember that when you write dialogue. 

And do bring a bit of wit and humor to the proceedings.

Wit and Humor

--if any difference it is in duration--

lightning and electric light. 

Same material, apparently; but one is vivid, brief, and can do damage--

the other fools along and enjoys the elaboration.

I hope you've enjoyed my words and that they were more scalpels than knives!

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