Fine, fine, fine. Yes, I did it again. This week, two questions were submitted to our group of authors, and both of them were inspired, yet again, by the recently completed round of new The X-Files episodes. But yet again, there is nothing paranormal about the answers to either question; one delves once more in… Read More Ask an Author: Double Feature! Writing and Editing, and when Real Life is Stranger than Fiction
I’m sorry guys, but I have to confess that yet again, The X-Files revival totally influenced my choice of question to set before our cabal of wonderful authors. But I would like to point out that, as regular Sahar’s Blog readers have noticed in the last few weeks, although the show has basically gone from… Read More Ask an Author: Rule Breaker or Rule Follower?
Christmas is around the corner, and I hope all you readers (and authors!) are doing well with holiday preparations well on their way, preferably without and hitch! We aren’t Christian but we always hold a little commemorative dinner in honor of this special occasion, which we will be doing again, albeit on a (very) small… Read More Ask an Author: Keeping Hope for a Better Future during Tough Times
Starting a new feature on a blog is a lot like planting a seed. You have to nurture it, take care of it, but also give it the room to grow and prosper. When I first started the Ask an Author feature on this blog, I wanted the world to get to know some pretty… Read More Ask An Author: Celebrating Twenty Editions
With the autumn solstice behind us, the nights are becoming visibly longer in North America. This usually means the need for more sleep. For a writer, this can be both a disadvantage or a blessing; the decreased number of hours during which we can write can be easily made up in one dream-filled night. Which… Read More Ask An Author: Writers and Their Dreams
For some of reason, many readers have been curious about the habits the authors featured on Ask an Author have adopted over the years both with regards to their writing as well as to their general life. I would like to think it’s because our cabal has gained a certain notoriety, but then again it… Read More Ask An Author: Dog or cat? Tea or coffee?
Sometimes you just have to go back to basics. The question for this, the eleventh edition of the “Ask an Author” feature is one they have been often asked, but one our readers were also interested to know about: When did you first start writing? What was your first book, and when did you finish… Read More Ask An Author: Going for the Basics
Readers are loving getting to know a bunch of authors, known or not, through the Ask an Author feature, launched the fay before Valentine’s Day here on Sahar’s Blog. This new feature, which is published here twice a month on Friday afternoons, is thriving thanks to the dedication of an amazing group of authors who… Read More Ask An Author: Dreams
It seemed appropriate for me to launch Sahar’s Blog latest feature so close to Valentine’s Day. After all, the new Ask An Author feature is only a reflection of my love for authors, whose works have provided me with countless hours of entertainment as well as a wellspring of inspiration. This new feature, to be… Read More Ask An Author: Valentine’s Day Launch!
The refinement of one’s character is intimately related to the taming of one’s ego, the extreme manifestations of which being both the easiest to identify and to learn to control (no, really, it’s NOT all about you!) But then come the trick questions, the ones we don’t quite expect to be ego driven at all,… Read More Putting Your Spouse First: Not Quite What You Thought It Looked Like