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English Is Crazy

The late Nelson Mandela once said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” Recently, Emma Watson’s speech in … Continue reading

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The Sad Truth Is

M.J. Rose said: “They (writers) need to understand that they need to promote themselves, and that there’s a way to promote yourself without acting like a used-car salesman. The key to becoming a pro is the same way to get … Continue reading

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Happy Breathing!

I hadn’t realized how true Anton Chekhov was when he wrote:  “Any idiot can face a crisis; it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.”  For the past few months now, I am facing a crisis. The problem of the … 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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Living Life Backwards

I belong to the group of people who love books. Nothing brings me as much joy as receiving a book as a gift. Believe it or not, not even diamonds. That’s right, not even diamonds.   I love stationery, I … Continue reading

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I Wish I Had Listened!

“The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner’s humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small scary step.” Julia … 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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