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Lies And Deception

An interesting article in the Los Angeles Times caught my attention yesterday. It read: “In her book “Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years,” Misha Defonseca wrote of her experience of being a young Jewish girl on her own during … Continue reading

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Do You Get Angry?

Do you get angry when after contacting an editor or publisher via mail or email they get your name wrong? Even though you get an answer and it is a rejection you get more mad because in their reply they … Continue reading

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What Do You Do With It?

You’ve finished your story or novel. You have researched, written, rewritten, critiqued, spell-checked, agonized over sentences, characters, paragraphs, scenes and whole chapters. You have used all your tricks and exhausted all your abilities and skills in making it the best … Continue reading

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Is Writing A Book Horrible?

In his book Why I Write, first published in 1946, George Orwell writes: “Putting aside the need to earn a living, I think there are four great motives for writing, at any rate for writing prose. They exist in different … Continue reading

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Silent Screams

“Mom I put the book back in the library. Sorry I couldn’t read past the first few pages. It’s such a bad book.” “You don’t have to apologize,” I said and thought about the book. The book she referred to … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

Decades ago in the mid 1980s, months after I had just moved to Dubai to work, I became a member of the Dubai Arts Society. As members we used to meet in a villa near the beach. One of the … Continue reading

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Five Years In A Room

Have you ever felt stuck? While writing your story or novel, have you ever felt blocked about it so much so that the whole business of creating, crafting and producing works of fiction seems uncertain to you? Years ago, while … Continue reading

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So What Happened To Us?

The other day I was listening to some music on the radio when I heard a rap by some singer that basically had no lyrics other than the f-word in all its grammatical forms. It’s like that rapper had taken … Continue reading

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And Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Dream(n)- vision, reverie, nightmare, hallucination, delusion, trance, fantasy, aspiration, delight. Dream(v)- fantasize, visualize, imagine, fancy, daydream, envisage, hallucinate, think. During normal times when I would watch from my window the first snowfall of the season, I would do so with … Continue reading

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There Will Always Be

During a recent talk with a friend last week she mentioned the names of three books that I would be interested to read. As soon as I had the chance, I went online to order the books. All three were … Continue reading

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