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Get That Muscle Working!

It is one of those busy mornings again when I have a lot to do and I feel frustrated because I know that I won’t be able to write during the day. Sometimes even thinking about upcoming bills and expenditures … Continue reading

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It’s A Geometrical Problem!

During one of her interviews Oprah mentioned that for her a good novel must be over 300 or 350 pages long. I don’t remember the exact number of pages even though I had it somewhere in my notes. I personally … Continue reading

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Dammit! Stop Writing!

In my previous post I wrote about the first stage in writing a story, the idea, the germ, the “aha moment.”  For me it’s hard to start a story with only an idea. There has to be something more, something … Continue reading

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Do You See Or Hear Things?

The month of June has been a difficult month for me and my kids. We had to face some really hard challenges. I rarely wrote during that time, because I can only write when I distance myself from situations and … Continue reading

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Play! Have Fun!

While reading Julia Cameron’s book the other day I came across the following paragraph: “Creativity expands in an atmosphere encouraging to it, and constricts self-protectively in an atmosphere that is cynical or hostile. This is why artists can have a … Continue reading

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What To Do!

One day the great sculptor Michelangelo was carving a statue in a courtyard and a small boy asked him why he was hitting at that rock. He answered: “Because there is an angel inside and it wants to come out.” … Continue reading

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If I Only Could!

I’ve heard it a million times before and so have you. “Books are not written – they’re rewritten.” Revision! An important part of writing a book and yet the hardest as Michael Crichton puts it: “It is one of the hardest … Continue reading

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