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Only The Echoes Of My Mind

Some day in July when I read my horoscope from my phone app it said: “If you could go back in time and explore a period when everything was happy and hopeful for you, Aries, it might give you a sense of … Continue reading

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English Is Crazy

The late Nelson Mandela once said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” Recently, Emma Watson’s speech in … Continue reading

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I Write Myself Out

From a very early age, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. I grew up with this dream. But somewhere along the way, I totally abandoned the idea. To be exact, between the ages of … Continue reading

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I Do Not Try To Steer My Characters

Are you a spontaneous writer? Or do you plan your novel and characters from before? Do you plan your scenes and plots and incidents in advance? Do you know what your characters will do and think every time they are … Continue reading

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Write My Way Out

Today morning when I sat down at my desk to write, I stared at the blank page and nothing happened. I couldn’t think of anything to write. Usually I have more than one idea before I settle down to one. … Continue reading

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Three Steps To More Effective Description

E. B. White, in the book The Elements of Style, writes: Use definite, specific, concrete language. The surest way to arouse and hold the reader’s attention is to use words that are precise, crystal-clear and real so that the reader … Continue reading

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No Need To Be

“But I hate things all fiction… there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric — and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.” Lord Byron Fiction: Creative writing, literature, invented story, imaginary tale, … Continue reading

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Anything You Damn Well Want

For the past month I have been blogging about the different tools and techniques for successful writing. Some of us are lucky and have the genius and talent to have all the aspects right from the start. But for others … Continue reading

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I Could Weep Sometimes

“I’ve never in my life written anything more difficult than these conversations full of trivialities. This scene at the inn may take me three months for all I know. I could weep sometimes, I feel so helpless….” Gustave Flaubert In … Continue reading

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The Scariest Moment

“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” Stephen King Do you have daily problems with your writing? Are you afraid that your sentences don’t read right, that your paragraph doesn’t sound … Continue reading

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