Best Line Ever?

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As an author, it is easy to get discouraged when you have a million dollar sentence, a string of words so amazing that you imagine you were the recipient of some kind of cosmic intervention… and inevitably, as you have peers review your writing and give critiques, everyone hates it.

Over the weekend I glanced down at what my daughter was reading, The Cry of the Icemark, by Stuart Hill (which has been optioned for a movie, even.) Here’s the line that immediately caught my eye:

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It’s encouraging to know, that those off-the-wall sentences do make their way into print. Keep writing and remember that in the end, it’s your story…and that applies to life in general–not just writing. Add all the boiled monkeys you want.

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