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Another Human Being On The Page

“The novelist’s job is to see and say clearly what people are.” John Masters Do you ever get stuck while creating your characters? Some seem to be dull, others cliché and you spend endless hours thinking how to make them … Continue reading

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The Whole Thing Is Hocus-Pocus

Arthur Hailey wrote: “There are people whom you meet in life who have a tremendous influence on you, and my agent was one.” Almost everyone who teaches writing or is connected to the publishing world will agree that the best … Continue reading

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I Haven’t The Slightest Idea

Tom Clancy said: “I didn’t think there’s an English teacher in the world that doesn’t encourage you to write. All mine did.” While Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Alan Dean, Clive Cussler all received encouragement to write from several teachers, others … Continue reading

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Are You A Horizontal Or Vertical Writer?

No era has been more technologically advanced than the one we live in and yet to this day there are writers whose first drafts are never created with the use of digital aids. For me there’s something magical about using … 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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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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