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A Blank Page

The other day I had an email from my uncle saying that some of my articles on my blog made him remember things he thought he had completely forgotten. To be honest I even thought I had totally forgotten about … Continue reading

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A Real Writer Will

Lately every time I sign in to my LinkedIn account I am confronted with the following advertisement: “Get a masters degree in creative writing within one year. Register for our online courses.” The internet, newspapers and magazines are full of … 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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The Pillow And The Baseball Bat

I love the classics. I read most of them decades ago. But I don’t think I can read those same books again with the same enthusiasm and eagerness I had for them years ago. And the reason is not because … Continue reading

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If Only

Fred Shaw tells the story: “Once I had the good fortune to talk with William Faulkner. “Tell me about your writing course,” he said. “Do your students want to write, or do they want to be writers?”” Do you want … Continue reading

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Less Is More

In my article yesterday, I spoke about sex scenes in fiction, and how what was once taboo is now being accepted with such grandiose openness, with books like ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, aka ‘mommy porn’ as referred to by the … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To Less Is More

The other day my friend’s fifteen year old daughter asked me if I have read ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’. When I said no, she went on to wonder whether it is like the Harlequin books or erotica, or porn. I … Continue reading

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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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