Author Archives: chichikir

“To Hell With You!”

According to Writer’s Digest magazine, sending your writing to any agent, editor or publisher and hoping it works out is a career killing mistake for a writer. “New authors frequently pitch the wrong agents for their literary genre. An agent … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like It When People Tell Me!

Lately I haven’t been blogging as I used to, or as I would like to. The reason? Well I feel kind of blocked. Not that I have nothing to write about or talk about. On the contrary! Every time I … Continue reading

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I’ve Learned A Lot!

“I believe in not quite knowing. A writer needs to be doubtful, questioning. I write out of curiosity and bewilderment. …I’ve learned a lot I could not have learned if I were not a writer.” William Trevor I too have … Continue reading

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Now That’s A Start!

Lately I have been contemplating editing the manuscript I started writing a decade ago. During the time of the actual writing of this book, the process was interrupted by major changes in my life. Like surviving the 2006 invasion of … Continue reading

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I Hear Voices

Maya Angelou wrote: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” When I was a child I used to love reading in my bed at night while my parents sat with their guests in the adjacent … Continue reading

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What You Remember

When I was teaching in Dubai and my children were still in elementary school, I noticed how they referred to their teachers as being old. And when I asked how old they thought a teacher was, “old like maybe thirty,” … Continue reading

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On This Cold And Snowy Morning!

I recently joined a few groups for fountain pen lovers on Facebook. Being a new member, I posted one of my old blog posts on one group’s wall to introduce myself. I was overwhelmed by their welcoming comments. It was … Continue reading

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