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Harvey Rachlin

Harvey Rachlin wrote an opinion article for the New York Daily News entitled "What About Titles for the Rest of Us?" Following the brouhaha that resulted from the Wall Street Journal op-ed about the "Dr." title used by Jill Biden (as well as all others who have an M.D., Ph.D or Ed.D degree), Rachlin's piece discusses the mediocre "M" prefixes (Ms., Mrs., Mr.) the rest of us are stuck with. Associated website Associated website

David Krueger

David Krueger contributed a chapter, “Sustaining Extreme Success: Mindset Matters for Peak Performance” to the recently released Amazon #1 Bestseller, The Successful Mind: Tools to Living a Purposeful, Productive, and Happy Life.   Erik Seversen, Editor (Thin Leaf Press, Los Angeles, CA)This chapter is excerpted from the NeuroMentor® Institute of Peak Performance Training Program.  Associated website

Stephanie Golden

Stephanie Golden's article "Canvassing Like a Buddha: How I learned to listen from across the political line," about her experience "deep canvassing" in Pennsylvania before the 2020 election, appeared on Tricycle.org. Deep canvassing is a method of voter outreach that bypasses political speech by connecting with people emotionally and engaging with their sense of values. It’s based on the principle that facts and opinions don’t change people’s minds, values do. Associated website

  • A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God.
    – Sidney Sheldon
  • A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
    – Kenneth Tynan
  • A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self–addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
    – Ring Lardner
  • A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
    – Marguerite Yourcenar
  • All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary – it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
    – Somerset Maugham
  • Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
    – Christopher Hampton
  • Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.
    – Lawrence Kasdan
  • Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
    –Wilson Mizner
  • Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
    – Flannery O'Connor
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    – Lawrence Welk
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    – Douglas Adams
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    – Stephen Wright
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    – Robert Benchley
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    – Andrew Jackson
  • Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks.
    – Richard Curtis
  • No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly; and this self–deceit is yet stronger with respect to the offspring of the mind.
    – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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    –Somerset Maugham
  • Writing a novel is like paddling from Boston to London in a bathtub. Sometimes the damn tub sinks. It's a wonder that most of them don't.
    – Stephen King
  • Writing a novel is like spelunking. You kind of create the right path for yourself. But, boy, are there so many points at which you think, absolutely, I'm going down the wrong hole here.
    – Chang–rae Lee
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    –Samuel Johnson