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It started when a honeybee flew up Michael Smith’s shorts and stung him in the testicles.

This sentence could be a good prompt for a creative writing exercise. Now choose a genre:
1. western
2. science fiction
3. romance
4. alternate history
5. legal thriller
6. horror
7. zombie apocalypse
8. inspirational
9. mystery
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It's also useful to put aside a piece of writing for a long time so that it falls out of your short-term memory.

I spent 5 years trying to write, rewrite and publish a scholarly journal article. At one point, I left the text aside for a full year. When I came back, I found a major stylistic error in the first sentence.

I had read that document so many times, but missed that error because I was so used to my own text.
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