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Are You A Fan Too

In one of my books on writing, I read that many people go through quotes from famous authors, and read interview after interview with successful writers in the hope that the success will somehow rub off on them, that they … Continue reading

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Set The Ripples Of Imagination

“I believe that any short story can become a novel, and any novel can be converted into a short story or into a poem.” Joyce Carol Oates A short story is not the same as a novel, and the two … Continue reading

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Stop Look Listen

A story – a tale, a narrative, an account, an anecdote. A short story – a tale, a fable, a novella, a parable. I love to read short stories. My all time favorites are: The Necklace- Guy de Maupassant The … 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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Are We Artists

Blocks are to writers as Unidentified Flying Objects are to other cranks. This is the quote I came across in one of my notebooks that I leaf through once in a while. In my notebook there’s no mention of the … Continue reading

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How Others Are Doing It

That’s the kind of thing writers always want to know. What other writers are doing. Do they have a writing habit? When do they write? How do they write? Tom Wolfe set himself a quota, ten pages a day, triple-spaced, … Continue reading

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I Was Afraid Of It

“One of the problems which will probably haunt me more than any other is the problem of communication between two people. The fact that complete communication is completely impossible between two people, is to me one of the biggest tragic … Continue reading

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Why All The Lies

Decades ago when I was a student in university and living on campus my roommate was an energetic lively young woman with such an indescribable passion for life and especially for food. She giggled when she talked and had an … Continue reading

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Listen To Your Broccoli

“A man receives only what he is ready to receive, whether physically or intellectually or morally, as animals conceive at certain seasons their kind only. We hear and apprehend only what we already half know. By and by we may … Continue reading

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The Readers Know It

“A cop told me, a long time ago, that there’s no substitute for knowing what you’re doing. Most of us scribblers do not. The ones that’re any good are aware of this. The rest write silly stuff. The trouble is … Continue reading

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