Monthly Archives: October 2012

I Had A Book There

Do you torture yourself for not starting your book? You know you have it in you, but for one reason or another you can’t start. Either the process scares you, or you’re not sure about the end result. You wonder … Continue reading

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Just One Thing Like That Is All I Ask

Back in the days when I was a teenager, and even a student in university, I used to wish that I was born somewhere else. Somewhere like the other side of the ocean, in North America, or even in Europe. … Continue reading

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Best Of All No Rejection Letters

Self-publishing has become a remarkable phenomenon in this day and age. Whether it is articles or stories posted on blogs, or e-books, now anyone can write about anything and get “published” instantly. Often there are no boundaries and, best of … Continue reading

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The Only Thing I Don’t Worry About Is Spelling

From the moment I post an article on my blog until I post the next one I am constantly thinking and worrying. I fret about the content, about my paragraphs and sentences, about the words I have used, about structure, … Continue reading

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I Do Not Try To Steer My Characters

Are you a spontaneous writer? Or do you plan your novel and characters from before? Do you plan your scenes and plots and incidents in advance? Do you know what your characters will do and think every time they are … Continue reading

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I Promise You Writers

Yesterday morning I woke up earlier than usual so I could finish the book I was reading before I sat down at my desk to write. I had only about fifty pages left. That was a huge mistake. Because after … Continue reading

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Better To Forget And Make Do

“Are you ‘pleased, contented, joyful, delighted’? Do you feel ‘lucky, fortunate’? Are things ‘clever and fitting,’ ‘successful and suitable’ for you?” Leo Auffmann asks his wife Lena. (Leo, who is a character in Ray Bradbury’s book Dandelion Wine, was asked … Continue reading

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