Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

To write better is to write more. That seems to be the common advice from all the writing guides I bought, hence, this post.

The title of the post sounds familiar? This morning, I heard a cool quote with the similar meaning for the first time: “You can forgive a man making a million mistakes but you can’t forgive a man making the same mistake a million times.” I like how the words swapping and give a different meanings within a sentence. I was able to find another similar saying: “once bitten, twice shy”.

I am pretty confident that everyone heard that saying before or even apply on themselves at least once during their lifetime.

Could this be a main idea of a story? It is a very simple idea. There are times when I wanted to throw the book I was reading out of the window because the main characters in the book kept making the same mistakes over and over again. Even though I was frustrated with the book, I kept on reading it. That’s just me. What about other readers? Would they have given up on it?

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