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trunk manuscript

trunk manuscript
 n.— «This was what she lovingly refers to as her “trunk manuscript” where you “get out all the crap and put it under your bed.” The manuscript may not go anywhere, but it’s the exercise of writing it that matters most. And anytime you need a laugh, it’s waiting for you. After all you “can’t throw away your babies.”» —“Spotlighting author and agent: Lucienne Diver” by Paige Crutcher in Nashville, Tennessee Examiner.com May 24, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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