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If Only

Fred Shaw tells the story: “Once I had the good fortune to talk with William Faulkner. “Tell me about your writing course,” he said. “Do your students want to write, or do they want to be writers?”” Do you want … Continue reading

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If Only The Two Had Met!

“No son of a bitch that ever won the Nobel Prize ever wrote anything worth reading afterwards.” wrote Ernest Hemingway. “Faulkner was a no-good son of a bitch. All a man needed, in order to do 5,000 words a day … Continue reading

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Do Agents Really Know

Years ago I sought the advice of a professional agent from an Author’s Advisory Service in the UK, about a book I was planning to write. I wanted to know whether it would have any commercial value after completion, and … Continue reading

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They Usually Have A Beginning That Never Stops Beginning

Steven Spielberg once said: “People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.” By definition a story is: An oral or written … Continue reading

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