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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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I Still Believe In My Dream

Ever since I was a little girl I had dreams of achieving something with my life. Going to university, having a job and all. But what I would do or study kept changing as I grew up. Because by the … Continue reading

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Is It The Readers?

I have always been passionate about books, stories and beautiful writing. Specially good books. Books that tell the truth, the painful truths about humanity. Books that make me cry of sadness and books that make me laugh with joy and … Continue reading

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How Could I Have Missed It?

Ernest Hemingway wrote: “It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night is another thing.” Do you ever wonder how different your perception of things is between day and night? Do you notice how … Continue reading

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