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The Light Is Always Shifting

I haven’t posted anything on my blog for some time now. Actually I haven’t been able to write anything at all for a while. And when I don’t write I feel empty and lost.  Joan Didion tells us writing is … Continue reading

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Conversation Part Six

Last month when I started my conversation series on my blog, I thought I would have a real conversation with some of my readers, a few of them at least. I thought as a writer, I would be engaged in … Continue reading

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Conversation Part Five

I have a horoscope app on my phone that I like to check on a daily basis. Today morning after reading the first few lines I stopped. It read: “You may be associating some experience from the past with a … Continue reading

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Conversation Part Four

It’s a cold snowy winter morning in Montreal. I sit at my desk hoping to continue my conversation. I have taken notes in my journal of all the points that I would like to tackle in my blog. I start … Continue reading

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Conversation Part Three

The second most important basic tool for creative recovery according to Julia Cameron (in her book The Artist’s Way, 1992) is The Artist Date. She writes: “The artist date is a block of time, perhaps two hours weekly, especially set aside … Continue reading

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Conversation Part Two

In my last conversation, I mentioned two best-selling authors Julia Cameron and Sarah Ban Breathnach and their advice about journaling, putting all your thoughts and feelings on paper, in a sort of “stream of consciousness” writing form. Julia in her … Continue reading

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Writing Gives Me Wings!

What makes a writer tick? Warren Kieffer writes: “If there were a recipe for creating an original, pleasurable, readable, saleable manuscript and getting the finished product sold and published, it might read something like this: one part idea, two parts … Continue reading

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The Laziest Man

The late Naguib Mahfouz once gave the following advice: “You must beware of advice. You must find yourself by yourself, in the context of your times. Be a serious and good lover of your work. Please love your work more … Continue reading

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“It’s Wonderful- We Hate It”

In my search for answers and the truth these past years or so, I have wondered about the road that I am on, the road on which there is so much beauty and pain. This journey towards the unknown that … Continue reading

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I Do Not Try To Steer My Characters

Are you a spontaneous writer? Or do you plan your novel and characters from before? Do you plan your scenes and plots and incidents in advance? Do you know what your characters will do and think every time they are … Continue reading

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