Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Night Is Coming

For almost a month now I have been blogging about what I love most, writing and writers. I would like to thank you all for reading, following and sharing your thoughts and taking your time to leave your comments. You, … Continue reading

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You May Be An Author But You Certainly Aren’t A Writer

“You may be an author, but you certainly aren’t a writer.” Harlan Ellison Ever since I learned how to read and write I knew that an author and a writer are basically the same person. Thinking that I was missing … Continue reading

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Excuse Me?

“Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art of ending.” Longfellow When I first wrote my book, The Lost I, based on my personal experiences of civil war, one of my friends said: “You know, I could write … Continue reading

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The Novel Is A Living Organism

Ray Bradbury wrote: “First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him.” Are you in any way like Ray Bradbury? Do you, once you have an idea for a book, sit at your desk and hit the keyboard … Continue reading

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The Greatest Of Pleasures

Anne Fadiman wrote: “One day, when Sir Walter Scott was out hunting, a sentence he had been trying to compose all morning suddenly leapt into his head. Before it could fade, he shot a crow, plucked a feather, sharpened the … Continue reading

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We Need Readers Or Else

Every time I publish a new post on my blog, I am anxious to find out if someone other than my husband, who as my kids say is my greatest fan and support, will like it. I wait in anticipation … Continue reading

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Read! Then Write

Lawrence Kasdan, author of Raiders of The Lost Ark, has said that a career in writing “is like having homework for the rest of your life.” Back in the days when I was teaching mathematics in Dubai, I had made … Continue reading

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