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Famous Resolution Lists: Jonathan Swift, Susan Sontag, Marilyn Monroe, Woody Guthrie
Famous Resolution Lists: Jonathan Swift, Susan Sontag, Marilyn Monroe, Woody Guthrie

“Stay glad. Keep hoping machine running. Love everybody. Make up your mind.”

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How to Use Your Turkey Leftovers: 13 Ideas from F. Scott Fitzgerald
How to Use Your Turkey Leftovers: 13 Ideas from F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Not one but has been tried and proven — there are headstones all over America to testify to the fact.”

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No Decent Woman or Girl is Ever Seen Wearing Trousers: 12 Conduct Rules for Women from Rural Spain
No Decent Woman or Girl is Ever Seen Wearing Trousers: 12 Conduct Rules for Women from Rural Spain

“No decent woman or girl is ever seen on a bicycle.”

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Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing
Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing

“Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.”

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How to Raise a Child: 10 Rules from Young Susan Sontag
How to Raise a Child: 10 Rules from Young Susan Sontag

Be consistent. Always speak well of his pop. Do not discourage childish fantasies.

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All the 2012 Best-of Reading Lists, Together at Last
All the 2012 Best-of Reading Lists, Together at Last

The year’s finest reading, organized by subject.

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What Will Survive of Us Is Love: Helen Dunmore’s 9 Rules of Writing
What Will Survive of Us Is Love: Helen Dunmore’s 9 Rules of Writing

“A problem with a piece of writing often clarifies itself if you go for a long walk.”

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Margaret Atwood’s 10 Rules of Writing
Margaret Atwood’s 10 Rules of Writing

“­Do back exercises. Pain is distracting.”

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Zadie Smith’s 10 Rules of Writing
Zadie Smith’s 10 Rules of Writing

“Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never ­being satisfied.”

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Ezra Pound’s List of the Six Types of Writers, Plus His Two Rules for Forming an Opinion
Ezra Pound’s List of the Six Types of Writers, Plus His Two Rules for Forming an Opinion

A taxonomy of scribe sensibilities, with some advice on how to make up your mind.

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