Successful Women of Israel

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Month: September 2012

Shana Tova!

The Jewish new year – Rosh Hashana (lit. head of the year) is next week.

Since the beginning of Elul (the Jewish month that precedes Rosh Hashanah) I’ve had time or should have taken time to do my soul searching. I would have better used my time had I perhaps thought about the iniquities I committed this past year. I should have been thinking about how I could better myself and my deeds. Unfortunately I didn’t. I got caught up in the dailies.

And next week is Rosh Hashanah and the week after that Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement. I will stand before Him, Judge of all living beings and ask that He forgive my wrongdoings and that in His mercy I and my family should be written in the Book of Life.

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Stein On Writing: A Review

I loved it. More than How to Grow a Novel which I thought was only good.

Stein on Writing is packed with useful tips to improve one’s writing. Written by a master editor and writer Stein sits perched on the top left hand pages of your book as you read. He’s sharing his experience with you and you feel so blessed that he’s made himself available.

Stein made me laugh. Actually making me laugh is insignificant compared to his ability to make me see myself and my life in terms of a script. In chapter 7 Stein invites you to join him at the Actors Studio where some of the most talented stage and film directors worked, back in the day. He tells us of a briefing Elia Kazan gave him before he was to improvise a scene with no script with another actress.

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