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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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Are Writing Courses Good For You?

Are writing courses good for you? The question that’s keeping me awake lately is whether or not to take a course. A course in writing, creative writing to be specific. I have been toying with the idea for quite some … Continue reading

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Who Can You Trust These Days

With the advance in technology and the availability of the internet, writing opportunities leap at you left and right via e-mail and different social networks, like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google, to name just a few. There’s a service for just … Continue reading

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Is It Considered A Sin

Is it considered a sin if the author gives out too much information about his/her book in its introduction? Information on what the book is about or as to what the readers should expect from it. Is it not better … Continue reading

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How About We Go Online And Check

“Let me go and check online for the reviews,” says my daughter every time I want to buy a product for myself or for the house. “Let me find out if it’s good and what people have to say about … Continue reading

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Are Self Publishers Doomed No Matter What

The other day I read an interesting article online in THE BOOKSELLER, about a teenage girl signing a book contract with a reputable publishing company. The title of the article read ‘HarperCollins pays six figures for teenage author’. The article … Continue reading

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Head Heart Hand Health

When I was in junior high, grade eight to be exact, together with the students in the higher grades we formed our own 4-H club under the leadership of our biology teacher. As you may know, the 4-Hs stand for … Continue reading

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Are They Jealous

Why is it that the slightest obstacle throws us into a state of discomfort and despair? Why is that the slightest shift from our norm takes us back to all those times when we had failed or thought we had? … Continue reading

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Even Women Writers Are Not Spared

Continuing The Stinging Appetite of Writers and Did You Know … Bertrand Russell on Katherine Mansfield: “Her talk was marvelous, much better than her writing, especially when she was telling of things that she was going to write.” Alexander Woollcott … Continue reading

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Did You Know

Did you know that Ralph Waldo Emerson spoke of Tennyson as “a beautiful half of a poet.” Percy Bysshe Shelley of Wordsworth: “What a beastly and pitiful wretch that Wordsworth… I can compare him with no one but Simonides, that … Continue reading

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