Successful Women of Israel

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Month: July 2014

Writing Fiction During War – Part 2

All good writing is about pain. But this is insufferable.

We’ve been burying our children, tens of them. We’re all affected.

One nation. One heart.

In this country, where it’s all for one and one for all.

Our reality these days involves burying sons, brothers and fathers. We’re living in a harrowing reality where young boys are killed and where children are orphaned. Some before they are born.

I want to escape. It’s too much to contain.

I grab a pen and flee for my notebook.

I do my best to pour my heart out on the white page, manipulating my feelings for the benefit of my characters. I attempt to continue building my world and characters, setting the stage for them to fight their own battles.

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Writing Fiction During War

Up until now I had excuses.

Firstly, there’s a bloody war going on.

Ok – maybe not a full fledged war – maybe just an operation, that is a mini-undeclared-war – but it is bloody. And completely unnecessary.

With sirens going off, who knows when, I try to take precautions and not go out if I don’t really need to.

Next is the fact that it’s summer and my three kids are home because I won’t let them out of the house without adult supervision – see above.

Listening to the news is also not helpful and the general mood of things – at least for me, is quite depressing. I don’t really feel like doing anything, even though writing is always on my mind.

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