On Philosophy Today and on Writing looks at how closely the two practices are intertwined.
2,300 years ago, Socrates asked himself a question that has had repercussions to this day: What is man and especially what can he become?
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When my latest novel, Silent Heroes – When Love and Values Are Worth Fighting for was released, it became a #1 New Release in Amazon US in History of Afghanistan for kindle category for a couple of months, a #2 Best Sellers in Arms Control as well as #4 Best Seller in Middle Eastern Literature – out of thousands of books. As an avid reader and writer, I asked myself, how is my writing different in my genre?
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Consider this an early Christmas prezzie: a collection of some of my favorite writing tip-offs from some fine authors.
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Every once in a while, you could say during a writer’s block or a dry spell, I try to discover what worked for other writers. How they moved forward. What is it that made them persevere. It inspires and encourages me and it fuels me with energy for the day ahead.
Sometimes we just need a moment’s lift.
I still remember attending my first lecture on symbolism, it was in art, not a war book like Silent Heroes, but it told a story. I fell in love. My own studies were as far from literature and art as the moon is from the man who occupies it.
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