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Finding a Publisher

Oh, the humanity: Am I the only writer who fears he’s lost the magic every time he sits down at a keyboard?  Ah, but then what made me think I had any magic to begin with? Writers wear two conflicting … Continue reading

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The Life of a Writer

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” ~E.L. Doctorow     “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou “Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head. As you get … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: On Universality

There may be writers who want to alienate their readers. (I can’t think of any, off-hand, perhaps because they’ve been so successful in achieving their goal.) But the rest of us want to draw our readers in. We want them … Continue reading

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Gradual Miracles

The good news was that my comedy monster movie had been greenlighted (received financing)! The not-so-good news was that the producers wanted me to relocate the story to America and, thus, reinvent all of the characters. Oy! I sort of … Continue reading

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Starting Work on that new Manuscript

Started working on that new project today.

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Tips for Writers: Write What You Know?

A successful writer friend once went tiradical on me when I mentioned the literary admonition, “Write what you know.” “I hate that!” she shouted. “Why?” “It restricts you! What if you want to write about something you’ve never experienced?” Interestingly, … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Trust the Story

Experience is the most effective teacher (I learned more Spanish in three days in Barcelona than I did in two years of high school Spanish class). But one of the most interesting things about the human psyche is that we’re … Continue reading

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