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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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Nine Steps To Becoming A Writer

Step 1: Start with an Idea. Step 2: Draw out a Plan- theme, characters, plot. Step 3: Read and Research (if necessary). Step 4: Start Writing (actual writing process). Step 5: Keep on Writing until you Finish the first draft. … Continue reading

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The Craze Behind Fifty Shades Of Grey

I read an interesting article the other day in The Atlantic Wire, ‘The Alleged Sexiness of 50 Shades of Grey’ by Jen Doll, reviewing and criticizing the book which as you all probably know is at the top of the … Continue reading

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True to Yourself

Two days ago I had agreed to meet my daughter downtown for coffee and shopping. I was almost an hour early for my appointment, so I grabbed the opportunity to go to the library first. I always carry in my … Continue reading

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I Told You So

By now most of you are familiar with my love affair with The Scotiabank Giller Prize (The Magic Of The Giller). Two days ago I read the following article: “The Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest prize for fiction, has a … Continue reading

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Don’t You Think It’s About Time To Change?

The news that author and publisher Carmen Callil withdrew from the judging panel of the Man Booker International prize over its decision to honor Philip Roth with the award, did not surprise me at all. Her reason was that “he … Continue reading

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