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If Only

Fred Shaw tells the story: “Once I had the good fortune to talk with William Faulkner. “Tell me about your writing course,” he said. “Do your students want to write, or do they want to be writers?”” Do you want … Continue reading

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There Are No Rules

Nina Bawden once said: “You know people better in a novel than in real life because you know what people think – not just what they say they think.” During a Writers News correspondence course on novel writing, after I … Continue reading

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A Far-Seeing Place

“My name is Stephen King. I’m writing the first draft of this part at my desk. There are things on my mind. Some are worries, some are good things, but right now all that stuff is up top. I’m in … Continue reading

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That One Great Novel

John Grisham, the internationally bestselling author whose books have been translated to forty languages, said once in an interview that he still wants to write that one great novel. Most authors when interviewed would voice with John Grisham. That’s because … Continue reading

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Superstitious?

Are you as a writer superstitious? Do you believe in lucky charms that will help you write? Do you have a ring, or bracelet or a scarf, or hat, or a dress that you think if you wear you would … Continue reading

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Have I Missed Something?

Once in a while I get this feeling that I have missed something and that I have chosen a wrong career. How I wish sometimes that I had studied English Literature in university instead. My love of books and writing … Continue reading

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What The Heck!

Is waiting for an email from an agent or publisher more preferable than a letter delivered by a postman? James Herriot writes: “They kept coming back with regular monotony and it’s a terrible thing when you hear the postman pushing … Continue reading

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It’s A Farce

Do you think writing schools can teach you how to write? Barbara Bradford Taylor said: “Writing cannot be taught, it can be learned.” “Now that’s a bad comment,” wrote Craig Thomas. “I think the passion for language cannot be born, … Continue reading

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The Night Is Coming

For almost a month now I have been blogging about what I love most, writing and writers. I would like to thank you all for reading, following and sharing your thoughts and taking your time to leave your comments. You, … Continue reading

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You May Be An Author But You Certainly Aren’t A Writer

“You may be an author, but you certainly aren’t a writer.” Harlan Ellison Ever since I learned how to read and write I knew that an author and a writer are basically the same person. Thinking that I was missing … Continue reading

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