Tag Archives: Tolstoy

Getting into your character’s head

Some spiritual writers claim that we have the knowledge of the universe inside our own heads and that all humans– and all of life– is connected. This would mean that we can get into the heads of anyone at all, … Continue reading

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Does the land determine our characters? Does the past?

As Americans, we see ourselves as free, determining ourselves and not being influenced by damned near anyone.  Even if our parents and grandparents were immigrants, we pride ourselves in leaving the old country behind and starting fresh. And we do … Continue reading

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Writing my imitating others

When I had a public relations agency, I taught new hires to write by telling them to copy stories out of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal until they got the feeling of writing journalism. So yesterday … Continue reading

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