An Authentic Writer

‘Good advice is like a tight glove; it fits some circumstances and it does not fit others.’


‘Israel? Do you have a death wish?’

I tried explaining. ‘My story must be authentic…have feeling, be believable. It’s a writer’s golden rule.’

She didn’t get it. She offered advice, wanted or unwanted. ‘My advice, stay at home…use Google. Who’s going to know if you’ve been there? People die in Israel. They get bombed…’

I ignored her advice…Israel, Masada, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem. My story breathed reality; a depth Google could never deliver.

Breaking News — Ten injured in terror attack Sydney Australia.

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.

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