Thursday, November 5, 2015

November Nuggets of Wisdom #5

No matter how much somebody may try to convince you, the placement of the apostrophe in “it’s” versus “its” does not vary by region. “It’s” is a contraction and “its” is possessive. Everywhere.  Pronunciations and idioms vary by region. Grammar does not.

The most ground-breaking stories are seldom appreciated in their time.

If you are successful, people will envy you and try to pull you down. Don’t give them the satisfaction of pulling you down to their level. Remember, if you fight with a pig, you’ll both end up covered in mud, but the pig doesn’t mind.  Keep your gaze high and let the haters hate.

“People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it.”
- Harlan Ellison

1 comment:

  1. I read these out loud to my lunch group. These are very inspiring.