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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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It Wasn’t Going Anywhere!

Recently while going over an old manuscript I realized that there was something basically wrong with the story. It wasn’t going anywhere. I mean I had some strong and attractive characters and some good parts throughout the story, but the … Continue reading

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I’ve Learned A Lot!

“I believe in not quite knowing. A writer needs to be doubtful, questioning. I write out of curiosity and bewilderment. …I’ve learned a lot I could not have learned if I were not a writer.” William Trevor I too have … Continue reading

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Now That’s A Start!

Lately I have been contemplating editing the manuscript I started writing a decade ago. During the time of the actual writing of this book, the process was interrupted by major changes in my life. Like surviving the 2006 invasion of … Continue reading

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I Hear Voices

Maya Angelou wrote: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” When I was a child I used to love reading in my bed at night while my parents sat with their guests in the adjacent … Continue reading

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Until You Learn How To Do It!

“How do you become a writer?”  “You write.” Many a time we are told by our writing coaches, professors and other more experienced writers to write from the imagination, to write from inside, to write what we know. For our … Continue reading

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Writing Gives Me Wings!

What makes a writer tick? Warren Kieffer writes: “If there were a recipe for creating an original, pleasurable, readable, saleable manuscript and getting the finished product sold and published, it might read something like this: one part idea, two parts … Continue reading

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