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If I Only Could!

I’ve heard it a million times before and so have you. “Books are not written – they’re rewritten.” Revision! An important part of writing a book and yet the hardest as Michael Crichton puts it: “It is one of the hardest … Continue reading

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They Do Things!

“Here are two rules of writing that I wish someone had told me when I started thirty or so years ago. One is don’t make a career out of writing first chapters as I almost did. The second is that … Continue reading

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I Can’t Seem To Finish

I started reading a book last week only to stop somewhere halfway through and leave it on my desk. Every time I take it in my hands to continue reading I drop it back on the desk. Strange enough, it … Continue reading

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The Human Spirit Knows

On an ordinary day like today, when I look back at my life, especially the time when we moved to Canada, thinking, wanting to be better off than we were while living in the Middle East, I can’t help but … Continue reading

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“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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Fascinating Mechanics Of Writing

There is this common notion that a writer is always working, even when he/she is asleep. That’s when the subconscious mind takes over and after much shifting and rearranging images, ideas and scenes, sets the stage for the next day’s … Continue reading

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Mistakes! Mistakes!

I feel like I am in a kind of stupor lately. I have so many ideas and so many things to do that I don’t know where to start or how to begin. Julia Cameron says having too many ideas … Continue reading

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