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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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I Miss Him Terribly

It’s Valentine’s day this Friday and as is so common on such occasions the TV, newspapers and magazines are swarming with advertisements of different things to do and buy for your loved ones. This is my second Valentine’s without him … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

Decades ago in the mid 1980s, months after I had just moved to Dubai to work, I became a member of the Dubai Arts Society. As members we used to meet in a villa near the beach. One of the … Continue reading

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Are Writing Courses Good For You?

Are writing courses good for you? The question that’s keeping me awake lately is whether or not to take a course. A course in writing, creative writing to be specific. I have been toying with the idea for quite some … Continue reading

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If You Block It

As early as my preteen years, when I was a little girl, I had difficulty to freely express my feelings, to talk about them. Maybe because of my character or my upbringing. I lived in a small village and everyone … Continue reading

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What Will It Mean?

Lately I have been doodling with the idea of a story in my mind for quite some time now. Every night I go to bed promising myself that the next morning I will sit at my desk and jot down … Continue reading

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Why Put Others Down?

During a telephone conversation with a certain someone the other day, I realized that no matter what I said, no matter how I answered her questions, this person on the other end of the line had something to say to … Continue reading

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Survive Or Thrive?

Yesterday was one of those days that I had to sit and think again. I know when someone like a friend or acquaintance tells me I have to go out more often and meet people and do something with my … Continue reading

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Maybe Sometimes

Have you ever woken up early one morning at dawn and quite unexpectedly noticed the twilight? Or some other day quite unexpectedly you saw a sunset, a starry sky, a scenery or the horizon, so beautiful, so exquisite that a … Continue reading

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Constant Battle Of Ideas

What do you do when something, some phase or chapter in your life, has come to its end? You feel it, you know it, and yet you don’t know how to react. What are you supposed to do, how are … Continue reading

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