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There Is No ‘One Right Way’ To Write

“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” Henry Ford Ever since I remember I have been reading authors’ biographies, listening to interviews and noting down any advice that I think will help me to become a … Continue reading

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Fear Is Felt By All Writers

John Cheever called the life of a serious writer “quite a dangerous career.” Years ago, when I first decided to take up writing seriously I felt hesitant and scared. I thought that being scared was my shameful weakness. A weakness … Continue reading

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There’s Something In Me Pushing Me To Write

Do you have an idol? Do you have someone you are dying to meet one day? Whether it’s this person’s personality that you admire and love, or their work and success, be it in the arts, in entertainment, science, history, … 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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In Search Of Completeness

Things are not looking good again in Lebanon, not with the revolt in neighboring Syria and the political turmoil that is sweeping the Arab world in the name of uprising. For almost a year now I have stopped reading newspaper … Continue reading

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The Truth Is

I was watching an actor being interviewed once. When asked why he left New York, he replied, “The moment everything around you starts to get on your nerves, you know it’s about time to move, to change your city.” Life … Continue reading

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This Is Where It All Began

You might have read in my previous post that 1986 is a year of great significance to me. In the summer of that year my husband and I traveled to Rome, Venice and Paris. It was the most unforgettable trip … Continue reading

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