A Pearl of the Mediterranean

There’s quite a few Pearls of the Mediterranean, Corsica, Alexandria, Monte Carlo, Barcelona and more, but Taormina is a particularly lustrous pearl. It spills down a steep hillside to the…

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Finding the Right Word

I am busy engaging in the old must-sharpen-pencils-before-I-can-write strategy. Procrastination, as it is commonly known. But as I write on a laptop, I don’t need the pencils. Perhaps I could…

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This Stands For That – writers and their characters

Fiction writers often bump up against the assumption, made by readers and reviewers, that their main characters are the writer’s cipher for themselves. I know of one writer who was…

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