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Writing Tip: Facts

Facts, facts, facts; there is nothing but facts.  The writer’s first business is to get at these facts exactly —get the meat out of them— and then, by the most direct method, to transmit them to his readers.  That is the whole substructure of literature; the groundwork —the anatomy.”

—Wolstan Dixey

The Trade of Authorship, 1888, p. 83