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Blessed To Be Valued As A Woman

“Sometimes I feel quite distinctly that what is inside me is not all of me. There is something else, sublime, quite indestructible, some tiny fragment of the Universal spirit. Don’t you feel that?” ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn I read a … Continue reading

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The Novel Is A Living Organism

Ray Bradbury wrote: “First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him.” Are you in any way like Ray Bradbury? Do you, once you have an idea for a book, sit at your desk and hit the keyboard … Continue reading

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The Greatest Of Pleasures

Anne Fadiman wrote: “One day, when Sir Walter Scott was out hunting, a sentence he had been trying to compose all morning suddenly leapt into his head. Before it could fade, he shot a crow, plucked a feather, sharpened the … Continue reading

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We Need Readers Or Else

Every time I publish a new post on my blog, I am anxious to find out if someone other than my husband, who as my kids say is my greatest fan and support, will like it. I wait in anticipation … Continue reading

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Read! Then Write

Lawrence Kasdan, author of Raiders of The Lost Ark, has said that a career in writing “is like having homework for the rest of your life.” Back in the days when I was teaching mathematics in Dubai, I had made … Continue reading

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One Moment

Lately I have been working on a book that I wrote four years ago, trying to fix it. It had taken me four years to write, during which time my writing was interrupted by major changes in my life, surviving … Continue reading

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I Am Scared To Think

For the past week I have been posting about writing, sharing my thoughts and recollections with you, sometimes even complaining about publishers, agents and marketing. In doing so, I realized I am spending more time talking about writing than actually … Continue reading

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