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The proof is in the pudding

“al freír de los huevos lo verá” literally ‎“you will see it when you fry the eggs”, was translated as “The proof of the pudding is in the eating” A proverb from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Miguel de … Continue reading

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Who said it? Jude or Jane?

“Some people want to believe that the only difference between achievement and failure is luck. They like to sit on their couches and say that some sort of predetermined fate was why others made it and they didn’t. They never … Continue reading

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Can a nymph, an Amazon, a playwright, and a poet bring peace to Athens?

“Before the comedies were presented at the festival, it was customary for one of Athens’s great lyric poets to entertain the crowd with a few well-chosen pieces, to get them in the mood. As with everything connected with the festival, … Continue reading

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Why does the Moon have phases?

“Moonspinners. They’re naiads – you know, water-nymphs. Sometimes, when you’re deep in countryside, you meet three girls, walking along the hill tracks in the dusk, spinning. They each have a spindle, and onto these they are spinning their wool, milk-white, … Continue reading

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Love-story vs. Romance

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, and from love to matrimony in a moment.” from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen Sometimes when my writing is stuck, my thoughts meander into such “philosophical” questions … Continue reading

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Engineering Characters

“Miss Havisham had told me about Generics. They were created here in the Well to populate the books that were to be written. At the point of creation they were simply a human canvas without paint – blank like a … Continue reading

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Sophomore novel – trying to recapture first love, or finding a second one?

“The problem with a second novel is that it takes almost no time to write compared with a first novel. If I write my first novel in a month at the age of 23 and my second novel takes me … Continue reading

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