Successful Women of Israel

stories featuring Israel's successful women

Month: August 2014

Why Robin Williams’ Death Matters

I didn’t know Robin Williams personally. I’m sure that I wasn’t even among his greatest fans. As a kid, I loved him as Mork. As a teen I loved him as John Keating in Dead Poets Society. As an adult, I appreciated his immense talent to make people laugh.

Robin Williams seemed to have a certain magic. He was able to play any role whether silly or serious. In most of his movies he would do both. He’d make you laugh, he’d make you cry. And one might argue that through whatever role he was playing, he’d give you a glimpse into who he was.

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Construct Your Writer’s Toolbox

“It’s best to have your tools with you. If you don’t, you’re apt to find something you didn’t expect and get discouraged.”

Stephen King shares this advice that he got from his Uncle Oren in his book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.

The wooden toolbox King describes was handmade by his grandfather, a carpenter by profession. It weighed between 80 and 100 pounds and Uncle Oren took it to every job; even if he just needed a screwdriver.

King describes the toolbox in vivid detail. It had three levels, the top two were removable, it contained little drawers and was made of wooden slats that were bound together by small nails and strips of brass.

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