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Fear and Freedom

Frank McCourt once said, in an interview with Writer’s Digest Magazine: “When I taught high school English and creative writing, I’d write two words on opposite sides of the chalkboard: Fear and Freedom. I’d tell the students that the first … Continue reading

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Aha!

Ronald B. Tobias wrote: “Ideas are like the wind; they have force, they have energy, but they rarely have much shape.”   Needless to say that as writers we are aware of the major elements of storytelling: plot, character, style, … Continue reading

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Winning The Lottery

“There comes a time when you just stop trying. Deafening silence means something. When a lover- or an editor- doesn’t want you anymore, you have to move on.” R. Daniel Foster I don’t know about you but I have kind … Continue reading

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“I’m working on a novel”

“There is no shortcut to writing a novel, or to rewriting it. No publisher will be interested in hearing that a first novelist has a great idea- the publisher would want to see the book.” Richard North Patterson “I’m working … Continue reading

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Unless You’re Drilling And Filling

Have you run out of ideas? Do you feel blocked? Do you feel that you should be writing more instead of talking about writing? Which is more important to you: writing, or being a writer? Do you like to get … Continue reading

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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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