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Isn’t It Illegal?

“Most writing contracts, especially for books, motion pictures and TV, are booby-trapped. If you don’t know the traps when you read them, hire someone who does- not just any lawyer, but a lawyer specialized in literary contracts.” James Joseph Have … Continue reading

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Remember To Have Fun!

So many times I have read and heard motivational speakers or spiritual gurus say, “You can control your mind better than you may believe.” Not all the time. And definitely not for me. My biggest problem is that I can’t … 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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I Figured I could Make Time

For quite some time now I have not been able to create. I haven’t been able to work on any new writing project other than my blog. It’s not that I don’t want to or that I have run out … 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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Will They Like It?

Yesterday was Father’s Day. Another year has passed without him. Yesterday morning the landlord called saying she will send a plumber to do I don’t know what on the roof. I politely declined saying it was hard for us to … Continue reading

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