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Thank You Kurt Vonnegut!

For the last two days I have been quoting politicians and journalists hoping that my readers will familiarize themselves with the facts concerning that dark era in our history, the Armenian Genocide. For all of you who read my posts … Continue reading

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How Reliable Are They?

Helen Hanson said: “Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll.”  Have you seen the movie ‘The Muse’ directed by Albert Brooks, and starring Albert Brooks and Sharon Stone? It … 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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Fascinating Mechanics Of Writing

There is this common notion that a writer is always working, even when he/she is asleep. That’s when the subconscious mind takes over and after much shifting and rearranging images, ideas and scenes, sets the stage for the next day’s … Continue reading

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Mistakes! Mistakes!

I feel like I am in a kind of stupor lately. I have so many ideas and so many things to do that I don’t know where to start or how to begin. Julia Cameron says having too many ideas … Continue reading

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“If they did it, so can you.”

On a yellow post it on my desk I have the following quote:  “If they did it, so can you.” (WD 1996) The caption is from a Writer’s Digest magazine from 1996. I was living and working as a teacher … Continue reading

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Get Carried Away!

My productivity has been in a bit of a slump lately. The usual ‘family’ and ‘things to do’ stuff. Mainly there’s just too much else to pay attention to.  I have to confess that roughly every week for the past … Continue reading

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