Notes from An Alien

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Bonus Post ~ Author Quote


Mark Twain - Author “There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn’t because the book is not there and worth being written—it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself.”

~~~ Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens created the pen name, Mark Twain — here’s an excerpt from a short article about Clemens’ alias:

“In 1863, when Clemens was 27, he wrote a humorous travel story and decided to sign his name ‘Mark Twain’. This name comes from something shouted by crewmen on a boat. To test the depth of the water, a crewman shouts ‘mark twain’! The crewman is calling for two fathoms, or a depth of 12 feet, which is barely enough for a boat to navigate safely…”

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