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Write On- Editing At Starbucks. Oh dear….

My editing deadline was for the 31 of January. So it was time to head out to Starbucks, find a chair or table, and just hunker down.  I was down to editing the last chapter! With a week to spare … Continue reading

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Writing the mood

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I can easily get lost in worlds. Some writers have their rooms and their desks cleared for this reason. I took this photograph late at night and before I knew it, I was lost. Here where two spies, reunited after … Continue reading

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Write On- A writer’s slump

  It happens to everyone. It’s happening to me right now. I am in a slump. I have massive amounts of work to do, and just can’t do it. Why? We do have to be careful with the words we … Continue reading

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Write On- My oh My! Just when does a bear become the main character?

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      I came across this word the other day and had no idea what it meant.  The sentence ran–He was a rather dull arctophile. Time to get out the old OED and look it up. Course if  I … Continue reading

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Write on- But he’s not real!

I was at Jewish Book Week in London in a room with two fabulous writers. There was a large crowd and some very enthusiastic readers and fans.  The one speaker, struggled with a fan’s eager questions. Over and over again, the … Continue reading

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Write on- Clearing the books

    It’s summer and I have a hard time writing when the sun is out. I live in a climate where the sun doesn’t put on his hat too often. So on those days my mind wanders to other … Continue reading

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Write On- What you read matters…

‘If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.’ Haruki Murakam         I love this quote.  I’ve always read widely and without any sense of purpose. … Continue reading

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Write On- A writer must have utter faith in his star.

“A writer like me must have utter confidence, an utter faith in his star” F. Scott. Fitzgerald. When  F. Scott Fitzgerald told this to Michel Mok in 1936,  he was very ill with alcoholism.  It’s a sad thought to think so many … Continue reading

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Write On- You need more than a million words behind you…

When I first decided to be a writer, I was in another world. I thought whatever you typed was… well, words set in gold and probably sent directly from heaven. I don’t know why I thought writing would be any different from … Continue reading

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Write on- Oh never ever break a 17th Century Rule!

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We were all taught early on in school that you don’t end a sentence with a preposition, but sometimes naughty things happen. The classic example is… What did you step on? We would never write or say– What on did … Continue reading

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