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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- 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- 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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Write On- Googling the goggling…oh dear….

  Once in a while, a word comes along that really jars you out of the read. I was really into this current novel that I am reading…when I read the following sentence. She goggled. What? Googled? That was my … Continue reading

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Write on- Writers- Life can’t ever really defeat a writer- Edna Ferber

Life can’t ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer’s lover until death — fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant. –Edna Ferber I came across this quote and fell in … Continue reading

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Write on- Should I pay you to write under my name?

Does it matter if I wrote this post or not? Or is it okay to have an idea, have the money to pay another writer to bash it out, and then sit back, make a few corrections and then finally … Continue reading

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Write on- Turning on the Taps

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“If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to … Continue reading

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Write On- The act of typing

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I haven’t used a typewriter for donkey years. I was listening to a podcast on the plane and an author was saying- he didn’t use a computer. He used an old typewriter. He was asked if the slowness of the … Continue reading

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Write on- Notes from a writing conference-a box of popcorn

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I overheard, well actually I was eavesdropping again, a nifty little tip that I am so excited about. I don’t know why this idea didn’t occur to me sooner. I would like to claim it as my own gem, but … Continue reading

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Write on- Do you need a coffin to get started?

It’s occurred to me that I don’t have any magical habits when it comes to sitting down to write. I don’t sharpen scores of pencils like Hemingway. I don’t take long walks like Thomas Wolf. I should for the exercise, … Continue reading

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