Successful Women of Israel

stories featuring Israel's successful women

Month: January 2012

My First Draft

I’m on my way to my full-fledged first draft of my novel.

Don’t worry. I’m not deluding myself. I know it’s going to stink.

But a few very very good friends have promised to read it and tear it to shreds.

It’s for the best I know. I don’t plan on crying or committing suicide or anything quite as  drastic. Yes, I know. I just have to get on with it. It’s the only way to a much improved second draft. Writing begets better writing. It’s one of those rules I can’t argue with.

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On Adaptability

For a long time now, it has not been possible to possess all knowledge.

The current information highway on which we travel and which has no speed limit has the potential of offering us a tremendous amount of knowledge.

Of course, not all information is knowledge and not all knowledge information.

But one form of knowledge is information and that happens when a certain type of information becomes your personal possession.

In today’s day and age we cannot afford to stop learning. Just think of what would happen to a car that abruptly stops on a main highway.

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JA Konrath

I don’t know JA Konrath personally and I haven’t read any of his books.

I learned about JA Konrath a few years ago reading volume two of The New Writer’s Handbook. In it he published an article called “Sling Your Web” in which he discussed driving traffic – the blog and website kind.

At the end of the article there was a blurb about Konrath, mentioning his 500 rejections, nine unpublished novels, website and blog. I will be the first to admit that I’m a nerd so of course I checked out his website and blog.

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A Room With A View

I’m writing a children’s book. You know that already.

But I also have some projects on the side. One such project is a book about Kara Rosenbluth. For now the working title is “Searching”. It’s about Kara ‘s troubled relationship with her mother. Kara tragically loses her mother in a car accident and needs to come to terms with her death, but Kara’s mother constantly shows up in random places and Kara can never seem to catch up to her.

The following is a potential scene. A very rough first draft. Kara is the narrator. You’re welcome to comment on it.

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