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Conversation Part Six

Last month when I started my conversation series on my blog, I thought I would have a real conversation with some of my readers, a few of them at least. I thought as a writer, I would be engaged in … Continue reading

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We All Need A Fairy

Are you in any way like me? Do you check your blog often after posting to see if any other blogger has liked your post? Do you get excited when you read a comment, because you know that someone has … Continue reading

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A Mysterious Phenomenon

“I’ve read a lot about the creative process. It’s a mysterious phenomenon. I don’t know what makes it work or what makes it malfunction as often as it works.” William Styron Years ago, when I finished my first book, my … Continue reading

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New Beginning

“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.” Ralph Waldo Emerson I do agree with Emerson that … Continue reading

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You May Have Heard Of Him Too

In the chapter ‘How to Spur Men On To Success’ Dale Carnegie writes: “Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.”   Few are the people who have done just … Continue reading

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The Page

In his book ‘The Complete Guide to Writing Fiction’ Barnaby Conrad starts his chapter on ‘How Do You Become A Writer’ by writing: “A suspect statistic from an unreliable source declares that only one American out of 50,000 reads a … 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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