Tag Archives: best American novelists

Because I Have Something to Say! (Repost)

Because I Have Something to Say! Posted on January 13, 2013 by Catherine Hedge He dared us to write well! By Catherine Hedge Anyone who uses the phrase, “indomitable”  must have met my writing mentor, the late Leonard Bishop.  He grew … Continue reading

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“……and the truth is not always cruel”

Originally posted on Leonard Bishop:
  A Beautiful Reminder of Christmas! Thank you, Leonard! by Leonard Bishop Leonard Bishop My son, Luke, asked me, “Dad, is there a Santa Claus?”  I sat fixed in a painful decision. Five-year-old children must…

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Thankful for Words of Wisdom

(There are several writing groups around the country who began with Leonard Bishop.  Each of us writers and dreamers are thankful to him every time we sit down to our desks, or curl in front of a fire to “percolate” … Continue reading

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Men Will Be Boys

by Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare to Be a Great Writer It was a good day in both our lives. A day separated from the world of calamity and fright–from decisions and moralities. There was only Luke and me–a nine-year-old … Continue reading

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We Grow Through Time

by Leonard Bishop I enjoy remembering, but I do not believe in photograph albums. They are bulky, and troublesome to maintain. There are always stacks of pictures in the drawer, waiting to be placed on the pages. Years ago I … Continue reading

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Write A Novel? Let’s Pretend (repost)

by Leonard Bishop (For our friends who need to be reminded…it IS possible to write a novel!  And Leonard tells us the first step!) A late general complaint from all people who want to write novels is:” I’d love to … Continue reading

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Who Will Cast The First Stone?

by Leonard Bishop This is an apology to many easily forgettable best-selling writers. Some not exceptionally enlightened college students taught me a lesson I was needing to learn for years. About how to be critical of other writers. While my … Continue reading

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