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What Matters In Life

It’s Easter weekend. Christians around the world are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Easter time for me reminds me of my village Ainjar, in the east of the Bekaa Valley. The smell of baking coming from almost every house while … Continue reading

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Is Writing A Book Horrible?

In his book Why I Write, first published in 1946, George Orwell writes: “Putting aside the need to earn a living, I think there are four great motives for writing, at any rate for writing prose. They exist in different … Continue reading

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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 Write Myself Out

From a very early age, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. I grew up with this dream. But somewhere along the way, I totally abandoned the idea. To be exact, between the ages of … 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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I Write

In the living room of my home in Montreal, in the dining room cabinet, on a shelf behind the glass is a picture of our family. It is an old photo taken in Dubai when my kids were still very … Continue reading

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Which One Of These Writers Are You?

Do you believe in lucky charms? Do you have a ring, or bracelet or a scarf, or hat, or a dress that you think if you wear you would be lucky? Perhaps a habit that you start your day with, … Continue reading

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Help! Please!

Forgive me if I have been dwelling upon the same thoughts and worries a bit too much lately. Whenever I try to write something I can’t help but complain about how blocked I am or how sad or angry I … Continue reading

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To Be A Writer

Blogging, and the world of bloggers, has become such an essential part of me now that if I were to leave it or if it were taken from me I wouldn’t know how to go on. WordPress is my world … 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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