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    It’s a testament to Capote’s skill in both fiction and nonfiction that a book about a murder in a small town and a novella about the original manic pixie dream girl are equally as acclaimed and culturally significant.

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    Literary Birthday - 30 September - Truman Capote - Writers Write Creative Blog

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This is so true. There are rules. Learn them, then shape them to your needs. They're more like guidelines anyway. ;-)

Truman Capote (Truman Streckfuss Persons) (September 30, 1924 - August 25, 1984) American writer (known from the books 'In cold blood' from 1966 and 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' from 1958).

Ten rules of writing (I tend to forget a few of these)

Truman Capote 1924-1984: The writer of Breakfast At Tiffany’s wrote in bed with coffee and cigarettes. But only three butts were allowed in the ashtray and he put the rest in his pocket. He compulsively added up in his head and did not dial a number or stay in a hotel room if its number was “unlucky”.

Truman Capote 1950 Venice, Italy, 1950 ©Getty Images

Truman Capote Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center

10 Writing Tips! For all kinds of students and authors. No. 10 is great--Enjoy writing it! #education #writing

Truman Capote and His Cat. *Haven't been able to locate copyright for this image.