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Susan Shiney, Writer in Lille, France


Susan Shiney is living my fantasy–to live somewhere in Europe and write. She is in Lille, France. Had I been able, I would have lived in my favourite city Venice and written non-stop. Have a look. Her work is very interesting. Do you think that where the writer lives affects how or what he or […]

ORGANIC STORY-TELLING [How I write a novel]


WRTING NOVELS I’ve decided to write a novel! But how do you do that? Frequent Advice To write a great story, writers are often told to write about what they know. Sometimes they are advised to write out, ahead of time, everything that is going to happen in the story. So, you have to know what’s going […]

In Pursuit of the Sublime.


  In Pursuit of  the Sublime [Don’t Mess with the Magician-Part 2] The artist’s spiritual nature is embedded in his work. It either touches something fundamental in the soul of the individual artist and connects it with the viewer’s or it does not. If successful, a spiritual connection may elevate them to the rarely achieved realms of […]

Don’t Mess with the Magician.


Fueled and spurred on by creativity, the magician gives birth to the work of art. Thoughts of creativity bring pictures to mind of a magician onstage in a Shakespearean play. Listen! When theatre lights darken, strike the drum, bring on the music, drama and song! We are enchanted and charmed in a magical, mystical realm. […]

Hopper: A Mirror for the Soul.


  The Paintings of Edward Hopper Here sits a lonely woman! Surrounded by the dark, she seems lost in thought. Her isolation is so oppressive, even the radiator turns from her and crouches in the corner. Suppose you could talk to her. What would she say?  “I hate small town life! Life must be better […]

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