Tag Archives: fiction

If They Only Wrote So Much Less

I read an interesting book recently called The Main, written by Trevanian, an author unknown to me. I had never heard of him before. A friend of mine, himself also a writer and a retired English teacher, recommended it to … Continue reading

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We Do What We Can We Give What We Have

“We work in the dark- we do what we can- we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.” Henry James Whenever I face a challenge … Continue reading

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What Makes Us Writers Write?

I was attending a talk on writing last week when the writer who was giving the talk said something like: “Writers lie. We lie. We tell lies. When we write about something it is our version that we tell, as … Continue reading

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Too Busy Being A “Writer”

I have come across so many articles lately with titles like 15 Steps to Writing A Bestseller, 7 Steps Guide to Becoming a Writer, etc. both on the internet and in magazines.  I don’t for a second believe that writing a … Continue reading

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Ten Steps To Becoming A Writer

I’ve noticed lately that most of the articles or blogs being published online or in print are in the form of lists. Like ‘Five Things to Do to Lose Weight’ or ‘Eight Steps to Success’ and so on. I remember … Continue reading

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Literary Prizes!

“I’ve always been a fan of Canadian literature. I think it’s important that we celebrate and highlight the extraordinary achievements of our own cultures. It is a privilege and a pleasure to highlight and bring forth the magnificent achievements of … Continue reading

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Give Yourself The Gift Of Faith

Brenda Ueland writes: “Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.”  As the saying goes, everybody has a story to tell. Whether we do it on paper, on stage, on canvas, or through our voice, when … Continue reading

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