The Weirdest Dude Ever Just Moved In With My Girlfriend And I And I Don’t Know What To Do

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I’m sorry but I just have to tell someone – anyone who will listen about the fucking guy who has recently moved in with us…

So, we live in a 2 bedroom apartment and the other room is just a spare one we would use for when friends came round, so it’s mostly going to waste… My girlfriends parents were quite lonely after their children left the house and had enough money to retire young so they decided to adopt. Phil’s mother abandoned him after birth and the father was nowhere to be seen. He had lived with my in-laws his whole life and they honestly gave him everything he could ever want. He seemed really great to be honest, I’d met him twice before when we went to visit and he was really friendly. The only weird thing was that both times I’d met…

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An Editor For You

R Lawson Gamble

There iRich Sellings a lot of talk about self publishing. Everyone in the business of books has an eye on the trends. A less noticed trend is the growth, and the individualization of editing.
Readers have expected, and in many cases found, flaws in self published books. An inexperienced writer often does not realize how many errors an author just can’t see. A missing word in the right place disappears, camouflaged within the brain’s projected reality. Find the error, make changes, and like dominoes falling, another error may occur. It is difficult to publish the perfect book.
Publishing houses with their staff editors do better. Yet even here, perfection is rare.
Every book requires editing by multiple eyes. Preferably experienced eyes.
With the advent of self publishing there are many more authors. Consequently, there is a need for many more editors. That void is filling rapidly, but not everyone…

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At one time I thought the most important

At one time I thought the most important thing was talent. I think now that the young man or the young woman must possess or teach himself, training himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try until it comes right. He must train himself in ruthless intolerance–that is to throw away anything that is false no matter how much he might love that page or that paragraph. The most important thing is insight, that is to be–curiosity–to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does, and if you have that, then I don’t think the talent makes much difference, whether you’ve got it or not.

– William Faulkner