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Writers, Don’t Give Up. Come to Think of it, This Applies to Everyone.

No matter how long it takes, no matter how many computers you break, feel like you’re not going to make it, that you’re a fake, that your writing is a mistake, and you want to go jump in a lake, … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: How Writers Learn To Deal With Rejections

A friend of mine wrote to me in distress after getting a rejection from a magazine editor to whom she had submitted an article. “And he said he wanted to see it!” she groused. “Ouch. Now what do I do … Continue reading

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Anita Diamant: On The Red Tent, Writing, And Her Latest Novel, The Boston Girl

I am honored to welcome Anita Diamant whose novels include The Red Tent, Day After Night, and her latest, The Boston Girl. Diana Bletter:  I admire the way you are able to write historical fiction in such a way that … Continue reading

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Six Tips For Writers: What I Learned As COMMENTARY Publishes My Story, “One Kiss, One Baby, One God”

Nothing to do today? You can read my short story in Commentary Magazine here. It just came out. I am honored to be published in this respected journal. I sent this story in to the slush pile and the editor, … Continue reading

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Writers: What’s The Nicest Rejection Letter from A Literary Agent You Ever Received?

Calling all writers: what’s the nicest rejection letter from a literary agent you ever received? Or, for that matter, from a journal or newspaper? I’ve gotten hundreds of rejections. First, there’s the kind that most editors practice these days. The … Continue reading

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Writer Dora Levy Mossanen: On Novels and Tapping Into Our Own Emotional Reservoir

I’m happy to welcome Dora Levy Mossanen, whose latest novel, just published on January 7, 2014 is Scent of Butterflies. She is also the author of the historical novels,  Harem, Courtesan and The Last Romanov. Diana: Your novels are all historical novels, set in exotic times … Continue reading

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Interview With Cynthia Morris: Tapping Your Juju

I’m happy to welcome Cynthia Morris, author of the novel, Chasing Sylvia Beach, and owner of Original Impulse. First: her novel, which gives readers a passport into Paris before World War II and insights into the life of Sylvia Beach, … Continue reading

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Rise: A Talk With Writer Yosef Gotlieb

I’m happy to welcome Yosef Gotlieb, a writer, geographer and lecturer in Israel. He writes about everything from astronomy to the environment and politics in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and other publications. His book, Rise, has just … Continue reading

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And Now A Word From Dorothy Parker You Could Plotz From

A while ago – a long while ago – I was folding my kids’ clothes and I commented to my first husband, “I’m such a terrible folder.” More than 20 years later, I remember this because at that moment — … Continue reading

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