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Answers to Writing Questions

by Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare To Be A Great Writer Before addressing myself to letters I have received about questions on writing, I will first state my attitude. I read each letter carefully and regard each letter seriously. I’m … Continue reading

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The Characters Don’t Write The Book

by Leonard Bishop  When speaking before groups who are interested in writing–or a classroom of students–there are two questions I am always asked. Here are the questions, and my answers. “Is the hallmark of a genuine writing talent only when … Continue reading

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“……and the truth is not always cruel”

  A Beautiful Reminder of Christmas! Thank you, Leonard! by 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 have a sense of fantasy and fable. … Continue reading

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One Novel In The Life of a Writer’s Desk

by Leonard Bishop About 20 years ago, Boston University approached me with an offer to establish a  “Leonard Bishop collection.” It would be placed among the other writers, artists, stage and screen  performers  they considered distinguished enough to be exhibited. … Continue reading

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“Open Your Life,” He Says, “It Can’t Hurt You.”

by Leonard Bishop When I was 50 years old I began feeling happy, and this immediately upset me. I could handle sorrow, depression, morbidity, anger–but happiness was a shock of confusion. It wasn’t “me.” If I wasn’t brooding, I didn’t … Continue reading

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How Can He Keep Her Down On The Farm?

by Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare To Be A Great Writer All writing is either a protest or a confession. What I write in this space, is both. My wife and I can no longer speak freely or forthrightly to … Continue reading

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Teenage Daughter Adds A New Dimension

By Leonard Bishop      I have a teenage daughter and we are in a generation gap. At 16 she has outgrown rainbow stickers and unicorns and is obsessed on furs and Ferraris.  She is everywhere in the house, all at … Continue reading

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Outlines: Mapquest for novelists, or soul-killing, oxygen-sucking waste of time?

Outlines: Mapquest for novelists, or soul-killing, oxygen-sucking waste of time?. (A great glimpse into how Leonard Bishop keeps affecting the lives of writers! )

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Writers, Farmers: Two of a Kind

  By Leonard Bishop      I see the splendor of wheat fields sprawled throughout Kansas and I am stunned with wonder. I drive along the flat roads between cities and the green crops flow like an ocean beginning to fill … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

By Leonard Bishop       Have I been cursed by moving to Kansas –or blessed? Last year I had decided to stop writing “artistic” novels that penetrate the core of life and peel naked the soul; I wanted to … Continue reading

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