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Thank You Dear Friend!

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry writes: “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”  Many are the days when I long … Continue reading

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The Crisis Of The Novel!

Going through the books in my library the other day, I came across the classics. As I dusted and rearranged those books I couldn’t help but wonder if any of the new generation has read these books other than those … Continue reading

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It’s A Geometrical Problem!

During one of her interviews Oprah mentioned that for her a good novel must be over 300 or 350 pages long. I don’t remember the exact number of pages even though I had it somewhere in my notes. I personally … Continue reading

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What To Do!

One day the great sculptor Michelangelo was carving a statue in a courtyard and a small boy asked him why he was hitting at that rock. He answered: “Because there is an angel inside and it wants to come out.” … Continue reading

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If I Only Could!

I’ve heard it a million times before and so have you. “Books are not written – they’re rewritten.” Revision! An important part of writing a book and yet the hardest as Michael Crichton puts it: “It is one of the hardest … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t Going Anywhere!

Recently while going over an old manuscript I realized that there was something basically wrong with the story. It wasn’t going anywhere. I mean I had some strong and attractive characters and some good parts throughout the story, but the … Continue reading

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They Do Things!

“Here are two rules of writing that I wish someone had told me when I started thirty or so years ago. One is don’t make a career out of writing first chapters as I almost did. The second is that … Continue reading

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