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Victory Over Writer’s Block

Oh dear, Oh dear, Oh dear. Pure excitement.You know that feeling of frustration and almost physical chest pain of being unable to write a single word for days? Months?And you know the feeling after those long months of torture, when you finally find yourself writing whole pages without a stop? And you're so inspired, that… Continue reading Victory Over Writer’s Block

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What I Learned From Writing My First Novel

This post was originally published on Writing About Writing, May 6th, 2014I like to believe that I am days away from finally wrapping up my manuscript (which doesn’t include pulling my hair over the right cover art, possible excruciating dilemmas about whether a book trailer is necessary, and also struggling night after night for a perfect synopsis).… Continue reading What I Learned From Writing My First Novel

Almost Parisian, Books, Writing

It’s perfectly normal to roam Paris in your pajamas, right? No?

First part of Chapter Twenty Four. I had twenty pages of fictional story I invented in front of me, and no coffee to ponder over it like a respectable writer. As it was getting brighter outside, my reflection in the computer screen started to form slowly, and that’s when I saw that I still have… Continue reading It’s perfectly normal to roam Paris in your pajamas, right? No?

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The feeling when you get the first review

You write and edit, and re-write and nibble on your nails, and then add and edit again, and you publish, and some time later, the first review arrives. It's a wonderful feeling when someone you really don't know likes your book. You don't even know what they look like, they don't know you, don't know… Continue reading The feeling when you get the first review