Monthly Archives: September 2011

Whispered Wonders

“No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo “Imagination is the eye of the soul.” Joseph Joubert Where do creative ideas come from? Whenever I come across a new novel or short story … Continue reading

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Slow Writing

“I’m a slow writer. Some of that’s temperament and some of it is that I really focus on the language. The language has to be of a certain feeling, there’s a density that the page has to have.” Charles Frazier … Continue reading

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Core Premise

When the great Jerome Robbins was asked to direct the original version of Fiddler on the Roof, he asked the authors a simple but very revealing question: “What is your show about?” Their first answer was that it was about … Continue reading

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Worth Remembering

What a find! I just came across a site called Musicals101.com that’s jam-packed with valuable writing advice. It’s the brain-child of John Kenrick, a long-time professor at NYU and expert in musical theatre. In one pithy section, he offers “Eight … Continue reading

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Good Friends

“My friends are my estate.” Emily Dickinson Well, I am just back from a party and I have to admit it, I’m a bit plastered. How many glasses of red wine did I have? I can’t really remember. It was … Continue reading

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Into Being

While my main focus right now is working on my YA novel, to give myself a break, I try to mix it up and spend some time on other projects. One of them is wild: It’s a musical based on … Continue reading

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Run Away

Here’s a new-found story I just love. It’s about the writer James Hilton, who is probably best known for his legendary novel, Lost Horizons. While that book is a classic today, it didn’t make much of a splash when it … Continue reading

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