"Well, I have to tell your publisher something."
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"You know what I wish? I wish there was a foundation that gave grants just to lie fallow for a year or so."
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With the aid of an abacus, Elizabeth Barrett Browning counts the ways.
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"Michael self-published his novel then boughtt up his own film rights."
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"Now I have to start pretending I like graphic novels too?"
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"This is fine as far as it goes. From here on, it's who you know."
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"Chaucer on lyne thrie."
"Your book stinks—we want to publish it."
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"I'm sorry-you tapped into something no one cares about."
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"Congratulations! Your manuscript was the one-millionth personal memoir submitted to us this year."
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"I publish unfettered on the web."
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"Say, how about a book by Koch, O'Connor, and Bob Hope?"
"Dear Author: It is with great pleasure that we reject your latest. Yours, The Editors."
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"She went off the grid to write a book about being off the grid so she could come back to a better place on the grid."
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"It's publish or perish, and he hasn't published."
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"My wife! My best friend! Advance uncorrected galleys of my new book!"
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