Tag Archives: Writing

Skip the Boring if You Want

I was recently lent a book to read by a friend who thought I would enjoy it because it was set in Moscow. It was 466 pages, so it was going to be quite the commitment to read, but I … Continue reading

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It Never Hurts to Ask

Over the years as I was assembling my father’s story, I had to rely on assistance from outsiders, since Dad was not around to fill in the many pieces himself. I was surprised that no one, despite some with quite … Continue reading

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Writing and My Aching Neck

Writing a book takes endurance, patience, and lots of time. I knew that. What I did not realize was that it could be hazardous to my health. That has been an awful lesson to learn, which has curtailed my time … Continue reading

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Editing Until I Just Can’t Anymore!

Once I decided to self-publish my book and knew the burden of editing was on my shoulders, I examined my options. I looked into hiring a professional editor, but abandoned the idea because of the cost. I reminded myself that … Continue reading

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Maintaining Control

My decision to self-publish my book evolved. As I mentioned earlier, it began as a very long letter to my children, but the volume of information I uncovered with the discovery of the diary and the documents at the National … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Choose a Book by its Cover?

The final step after writing the book and choosing the title was deciding on the cover, because unless a book has been recommended by my book club, a friend, or perhaps I noticed it on the best-seller list, I admit … Continue reading

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What’s In a Title?

After you write the book, edit the book, write the book and edit the book ad nauseum, you need a creative, eye-catching title. I agonized over choosing just the right words to capture the essence of my story. I recall … Continue reading

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