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Please advise: one magnificent sentence

Hello word fans! Can you help me with a sentence? Just one little subject, predicate, object, some punctuation, and bingo! These are from my forthcoming novel, Spy Act. I’m keen to hook a particular agent. Here are a few of my faves: … Continue reading

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Would you buy this book?

Stage actor and part-time hairdresser Nathalie Qadir befriends three polite young Muslim men in her immigrant neighborhood in London; they fill a hole in her heart where her brother once was. She doesn’t realize that terrorist financier and ideologue Abn … Continue reading

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Working, working, working

I read an old article by Oliver Sacks yesterday, about the Sabbath and keeping it holy. He was raised Orthodox in the Jewish faith and the Sabbath was really the Sabbath. In Washington DC I used to go to Shabbat … Continue reading

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Today… momentum

I am shaking like a leaf… I don’t know if that’s good or bad. Since my last post I’ve worked very sporadically on my book. If I had to guess, I’d say I was chickenshit about getting more rejections, so … Continue reading

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I usually don't quote French people.

One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. -George … Continue reading

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