Monthly Archives: May 2014

So Bizarre!

“Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” Maya Angelou  It is with great sadness that I read Maya Angelou had passed away in her sleep yesterday. Here goes another … Continue reading

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Until Tomorrow

Something strange happened this weekend. As a writer I experienced the weirdest encounter with a publishing group made up of other writers. It all started with a request to connect on LinkedIn. The conversations that followed were what took me … 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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Of Course I Do!

It’s Victoria Day in Canada and National Patriots’ Day (Journée nationale des patriotes) in Quebec. For me who doesn’t have a full time job, it’s like every other day. And like every other morning I am at my desk trying … Continue reading

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The Unlucky-Lucky Number 16

Today is the 16th of the month. Eighteen months ago we said goodbye to you. You left this world filling our lives with an emptiness so great that nothing and no one can fill it. You left us in too … 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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Happy Mother’s Day

Today is Sunday. Mother’s day Sunday. On this day I would like to congratulate all existing mothers and grandmothers and pray for the souls of all who have passed away, especially my grandmothers’. There is an old photo in my … Continue reading

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Do You Get Angry?

Do you get angry when after contacting an editor or publisher via mail or email they get your name wrong? Even though you get an answer and it is a rejection you get more mad because in their reply they … Continue reading

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What Do You Do With It?

You’ve finished your story or novel. You have researched, written, rewritten, critiqued, spell-checked, agonized over sentences, characters, paragraphs, scenes and whole chapters. You have used all your tricks and exhausted all your abilities and skills in making it the best … Continue reading

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