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No Mrs. Obama I Cannot Answer Your Question

In November 2019 Michelle Obama published her book, “Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice.” The book (a journal) contains over 150 questions designed to help you the reader capture your own voice by reflecting on your personal and … Continue reading

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Comfort, Love And A Peaceful Heart

The other day I was talking to a representative from the Canada Council for the Arts, when she asked to see my blog. Moments after I emailed the link to her she called back saying, and I quote: “What a … Continue reading

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I’ll Get Through This

The statistics on my blog indicate that between December 2015 and March 2016 I have posted two articles per month, and from April 2016 onwards I have but one blog post each month. I find that so sad. There was a … Continue reading

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Use It Don’t Cheat With It

Every time I think about my blog I get all these ideas in my head. Somehow I want to include all and write about everything. But then I hold back and hesitate. I ask myself, Will people be interested in … Continue reading

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Fear and Freedom

Frank McCourt once said, in an interview with Writer’s Digest Magazine: “When I taught high school English and creative writing, I’d write two words on opposite sides of the chalkboard: Fear and Freedom. I’d tell the students that the first … Continue reading

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There Is No ‘One Right Way’ To Write

“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” Henry Ford Ever since I remember I have been reading authors’ biographies, listening to interviews and noting down any advice that I think will help me to become a … Continue reading

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Larger Than Life Characters

A couple of months ago I read a book by David Baldacci, Hour Game, that I have been thinking about ever since. Not because it was an outstanding book, nor because the story was exceptional (which it wasn’t). No. Something … Continue reading

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Slightly Exhausted At The End

“A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.” William Styron Have you ever thought how books, whether good or bad, whether we like them or not, change our lives? We all … Continue reading

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It Shines From The Page

“Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.“ A.A. Milne Nowadays life has become much more difficult and uncertain in many ways. It is difficult to make a living. … Continue reading

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Who Can Forget A Gag

For the past few months I have been posting articles about writing, something I love to do most and talk about most, but as Hillaire Belloc writes: “Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about … Continue reading

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