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When Was The Last Time?

Kenneth Atchity once wrote: “One of the first questions I ask when a writer needs help to become productive is, “When is the last time you sat and wrote? Not sat down and stared out of the window, but actually … 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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Mom This Is Not Good

Yesterday after my son came home from his summer job and while we were waiting for my daughter to arrive we sat down and had our usual chat about work, about jobs, about what I did during the day, etc. … Continue reading

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Cut Away Everything

Blaise Pascal once wrote: “I’m sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn’t have time to write a short one.” Pascal’s apology is contrary to the common belief that to write longer we need more time. We have … Continue reading

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The Poet Is Working

Some English teachers, college professors and instructors teaching creative writing say that when a writer is meditating he or she is still working, even when not actually writing. Some writers agree with them. And according to one story the French … Continue reading

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Have English Courses Killed Literature

Years ago while I was a student in university I wanted to take a course in English as an elective. Not knowing exactly which one to take, I went and met with the dean of the department. After I mentioned … Continue reading

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