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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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Don’t Cry!

Allen Saunders wrote: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” As most of you might know by now, I am a morning person. I wake up early in the morning to have some quiet time … Continue reading

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The Human Spirit Knows

On an ordinary day like today, when I look back at my life, especially the time when we moved to Canada, thinking, wanting to be better off than we were while living in the Middle East, I can’t help but … Continue reading

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Everyone Has Two Memories

Julia Cameron claims that writing is therapeutic but not therapy.  Therapy: Treatment, rehabilitation, healing, remedy, cure… Therapeutic: Healing, beneficial, curative, remedial. She also writes: “From my perspective, healing is essentially a creative process: we create a new state of health.” … Continue reading

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What You Remember

When I was teaching in Dubai and my children were still in elementary school, I noticed how they referred to their teachers as being old. And when I asked how old they thought a teacher was, “old like maybe thirty,” … Continue reading

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On This Cold And Snowy Morning!

I recently joined a few groups for fountain pen lovers on Facebook. Being a new member, I posted one of my old blog posts on one group’s wall to introduce myself. I was overwhelmed by their welcoming comments. It was … Continue reading

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Fascinating Mechanics Of Writing

There is this common notion that a writer is always working, even when he/she is asleep. That’s when the subconscious mind takes over and after much shifting and rearranging images, ideas and scenes, sets the stage for the next day’s … Continue reading

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