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The Four Folds Of Sagging Middles

How many times did you read a nice book, but felt that something was missing from the book, that it could have been better somehow. The story was terrific, it wasn’t bogged down by the presence of too many unnecessary … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes Part Two

As I promised yesterday, here’s more from the interesting and revealing interview Irving Wallace, the great American writer, had with the judges of the Nobel Prize, in Sweden. “I wanted more of Dr. Hedin’s behind-the-scenes anecdotes. I knew that this … Continue reading

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Who Can Forget A Gag

For the past few months I have been posting articles about writing, something I love to do most and talk about most, but as Hillaire Belloc writes: “Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about … Continue reading

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A Fine Dark Place

We all at one point in our lives have read books, some more than others. There has always been a story we have been interested in, a character we have liked or even hated and have been unable to forget, … Continue reading

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It’s Terrible

“It’s terrible the way one loses things as one grows older.” wrote Simone De Beauvoir. What do you do when something, some phase or chapter in your life has come to its end? You feel it, you know it, and … Continue reading

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Rendezvous With William Saroyan

“Well for God’s sake, what’s that lousy Armenian son of a bitch doing here?” stated Ernest Hemingway. The more I tried to hush him, the worse it got. Finally Saroyan’s companion… began to come back at Ernest. I am not … Continue reading

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Rendezvous with Oprah

1986 is a year of great significance to me. It was the year when I started a new life in a new city Dubai, away from my war torn country Lebanon. It was the year when it became possible for … Continue reading

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