Successful Women of Israel

stories featuring Israel's successful women

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Character Building Through Vulnerability

I just listened to the most fabulous talk on TED. For the third time. It’s called The Power of Vulnerability and I highly recommend it.

Brene Brown is both bright and charming. She packs her profound ideas into a talk that penetrates your soul. I now understand more about myself and others and I also better understand the psyche of the characters I am writing about.

Brene talks about connection. She identifies connection as the reason we are all here. “It’s what gives purpose and meaning to our life.” This explains so many things. Much more than I can possibly go into in this short blog post.

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Writing and Copywriting

Apparently I’m not original. Not all the time anyway.

I just read an article I really enjoyed. It’s called Six Authors Who Were Copywriters First.

Nobody wants to be a starving artist, or writer for that matter.

We want to be good writers, no great writers, but we don’t want to live in poverty to do it. We want to be able to support our families and provide for their every need.

The road to be becoming published is a long one. And if you are fortunate enough to be published it doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily be able to sustain yourself let alone your family.

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Facts and Fiction

Facts? What do they have to do with anything? I’m writing fiction. Well so I thought.

No. I wasn’t really thinking. I was just trying to get away with not doing research. It didn’t work. I couldn’t fool my readers – in this case my writing group. Winging it doesn’t pass when you have to be someone else. Writing is not a show. It’s about being. About becoming. And if you can’t become your character or if you just don’t want to – either for fear or laziness – put down your pen and go find another vocation. You’ll never be a writer.

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Baghdad Fixer – Book Launch

Through the glass door, about to enter the Mishkenot Sha’ananim Conference Centre I could see a table covered with Ilene Prusher‘s first novel, Baghdad Fixer. I was so excited to get my hands on a copy and then of course get it signed.

I bought my copy and made my way into the main hall. I didn’t recognize any of the people sharing thoughts, laughing and enjoying their wine.

I’ve been a fan of Ilene’s for a couple of years now. Since June 2010 when I attended a writing workshop she led. Last year I attended another one and about a month ago Ilene did me the great benefit of introducing me and initiating my current writing group.

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War & Peace

War is the ugly step-sister. She has no happy end.
Her dress is drenched in the blood of the innocent, the blood of the the wrong and the blood of the right.
War makes no distinction. Of this she is proud. Because she treats all equally.
So what if their fate is tragic?

Peace is her half-sister.
She is so elegant and so sublime in pure white.
Trust and love fill the hearts of those who stand alongside her.
She inspires and they admire. For her beauty charms, allures.

But War is jealous.
Her resentment overwhelms her.
She does the only thing she knows. Can she be blamed?
War stains the dress Peace wears with the blood she coldly drinks.

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