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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 220,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 160,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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In Search Of Completeness

Things are not looking good again in Lebanon, not with the revolt in neighboring Syria and the political turmoil that is sweeping the Arab world in the name of uprising. For almost a year now I have stopped reading newspaper … Continue reading

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Another Human Being On The Page

“The novelist’s job is to see and say clearly what people are.” John Masters Do you ever get stuck while creating your characters? Some seem to be dull, others cliché and you spend endless hours thinking how to make them … Continue reading

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There Are No Rules

Nina Bawden once said: “You know people better in a novel than in real life because you know what people think – not just what they say they think.” During a Writers News correspondence course on novel writing, after I … Continue reading

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A Far-Seeing Place

“My name is Stephen King. I’m writing the first draft of this part at my desk. There are things on my mind. Some are worries, some are good things, but right now all that stuff is up top. I’m in … Continue reading

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That One Great Novel

John Grisham, the internationally bestselling author whose books have been translated to forty languages, said once in an interview that he still wants to write that one great novel. Most authors when interviewed would voice with John Grisham. That’s because … Continue reading

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