Monthly Archives: September 2014

English Is Crazy

The late Nelson Mandela once said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” Recently, Emma Watson’s speech in … Continue reading

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What A Waste!

Decades ago when I was living and teaching in Dubai with my husband I had enrolled in this correspondence course with the Writing School in England. At that time, Dubai was not what it is now, and all correspondence was … Continue reading

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The Laziest Man

The late Naguib Mahfouz once gave the following advice: “You must beware of advice. You must find yourself by yourself, in the context of your times. Be a serious and good lover of your work. Please love your work more … Continue reading

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The Sad Truth Is

M.J. Rose said: “They (writers) need to understand that they need to promote themselves, and that there’s a way to promote yourself without acting like a used-car salesman. The key to becoming a pro is the same way to get … Continue reading

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Okay Is A Blanket Word

Today morning when I sat down at my desk to write, I stared at the blank page and nothing happened. I couldn’t think of anything to write without the fear of repetition. It happens when I have so many thoughts … Continue reading

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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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“It’s Wonderful- We Hate It”

In my search for answers and the truth these past years or so, I have wondered about the road that I am on, the road on which there is so much beauty and pain. This journey towards the unknown that … 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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Can’t Fail At Being You!

Yesterday evening over dinner my kid said, “What a shitty summer we had.” Yes, it was a shitty summer for all three of us. And staying positive is one of the biggest challenges I face right now. It has become … Continue reading

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When A Thing Is Wrong

Henry David Thoreau writes: “The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.” Many are the times when I make a promise … Continue reading

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