Tag Archives: fiction

Artistic Survival

The other day I heard myself say to a friend, “I lack discipline. I am being lazy, that’s all.” Those words (coming from me) sounded somewhat strange to my own ears. Because not long ago I had read in a … Continue reading

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Are You Afraid To Write?

“I write in terror. I have to talk myself into bravery with every sentence, sometimes every syllable.” Cynthia Ozick Are you afraid to write? I am. Every time I start to put words on paper to write an article for … Continue reading

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A New And A Different Voice

A few times during the day I take a break from my work and sit in my quiet corner and daydream. I dream about stories I would love to tell and books that I would like to write; of course, … Continue reading

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Who To Believe?

There’s a story that a Hollywood producer handed Gore Vidal a screenplay of one of his books and asked him to revise it. After reading it, Gore said: “This screenplay doesn’t need a revision- it needs a trip to Lourdes.” … 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 Have Similar Stories You Like To Share?

I am reading the book called ‘My Dear, I wanted to tell you’ by Louisa Young. The book was first published in 2011, and I am reading the paperback edition (Harper 2012). Early on in the book, the events and … Continue reading

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I So Want To Belong

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” Anne Frank Yes we all live to be happy, well most of us do. I know there was a time when I was … Continue reading

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Forget All The Rules

If you are in any way following my blog or have stumbled upon my latest post you are aware of the fact that I recently decided instead of wasting my time and going back to teaching full time, I would … Continue reading

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That Special Voice

In creative writing, perhaps the most difficult part is writing dialogue. As a writer not only do you have to create different and outstanding characters but also create a way they talk that should distinguish them in your story. In … Continue reading

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Will A Query Alone Sell Your Book?

One of the synonyms of query listed in the thesaurus is inquiry. The first thing agents and editors ask when you submit your manuscript is a query letter. A query may include an appealing but concise summary of the novel’s … Continue reading

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