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Leah Kaminsky, Author of The Waiting Room, on the Past and Future

I’m delighted to welcome Leah Kaminsky, author of the debut novel THE WAITING ROOM (Harper Perennial 2016). Although this story is set in Haifa, Israel, during 2001, the story straddles three continents and a time span of seventy years. It … Continue reading

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Foraging for Words and Weeds

Inspired by my friend, Abbie Rosner, author of Breaking Bread in Galilee, I went foraging for wild spinach down the road from my house. I was also foraging for words while writing. Stuck. Even though I’ve written one novel (and … Continue reading

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Women’s Fiction Writer Amy Sue Nathan: “Don’t Let Anyone Tell You that You Can’t.”

I’m delighted to welcome back Amy Sue Nathan, author of the novel, The Glass Wives, and her newest novel, The Good Neighbor. Amy has honored me by being my cover girl! Huh? Her spectacular blurb is on the cover of … Continue reading

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Jillian Cantor: This Writer’s Secret? Butt in the Chair.

I’m delighted to welcome Jillian Cantor, author of, most recently, The Hours Count as well as Margot, and The Transformation Things, as well as several young adult novels including Searching for Sky and The September Sisters. I had the pleasure … Continue reading

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Writers Alice Hoffman and Jillian Cantor: On Writing What We Don’t Know

I I was honored to be one of the speakers along with two amazing writers, Alice Hoffman, who recently published The Marriage of Opposites, and Jillian Cantor, author of The Hours Count at a luncheon with more than 450 women … Continue reading

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How to Write About Mr. Right–And Mr. Wrong

What do you do when you are asked to write for a specific magazine, newspaper or website? Or when you set a goal to writing for a new venue? Follow the form. That means that you have to follow the … Continue reading

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How to Sell Your Novel. First Write An Exthrillerating One. Here are 8 Important Tips and Exercises.

Yay! It’s less than one month away: the HarperCollins release of my novel, A Remarkable Kindness. I sold my novel and I believe that if it can happen to me, it can happen to you. What follows are some tips … Continue reading

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Author Michelle Brafman: On Her First Novel, Washing the Dead, and the Tahara Ritual

I’m delighted to welcome Michelle Brafman, who’s just published her first novel, Washing the Dead (Prospect Park Books). Talk about serendipity. I am not the only one writing about a hevra kadisha (a burial circle) right now. In Washing the … Continue reading

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How to Keep Writing No Matter What: The Novelist Who Learned How to Beat Writer’s Block

This is a post for all those writers who want to give up. Don’t. No matter how long it takes, keep going. I was so disappointed when the novel I now hold in my hands, A Remarkable Kindness, got rejected … Continue reading

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