Hey thanks, guys!
Ryan–there really is no specific reason why I picked a Chinese man. It just seemed right, so that is what I went with. I think it is great that you live by this!
And if I win? Well, I hope that would be a good thing, but I guess I would have to wait it out and see. :)
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I find myself doing this sometimes, too. I catch it a lot and put the contraction instead, so my mss are probably 50/50 contractions vs. not. I DID read on one agent's blog (I can't remember whose right now) a while back that using NO contractions is considered an amateur move. But, that could just ...
- January 14th, 2010, 6:18 pm
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- Topic: Is it a good thing, or is it a bad thing?
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Or, The Parable of the Wise Chinese Man Long, long ago, there lived an old Chinese man. He owned one horse and one acre of land. He had one son. One night, the gate to his corral was left open. He left the house the next morning to find his only horse missing. As the man looked for his horse, his ne...