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I Have Learned Less About Writing

“I have learned less about writing and received less encouragement from English instructors than I have from reading or listening to a working artist relate how a single creation- poem, play, short story, novel- was brought to life and to … 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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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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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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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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She Sat Here

On any day, from anywhere around the globe, if I hear a success story of a woman I get so excited and happy. Not because I doubt it is impossible but mainly because I come from the Middle East and … Continue reading

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Book Love

Over a telephone conversation with my niece the other day she told me she was very happy this year in school. “I have a new English teacher and he is amazing,” she said. “Makes me want to learn.” My niece … Continue reading

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Drink And Be Filled Up

Every morning I wake up early to have my coffee and watch the sun rise. I love the quiet and solitude early morning brings to me. Everything around me is so peaceful and I get so caught up in it. … Continue reading

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