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My Father and Growing up in a Communist Poland

My father was an honorable and a decent man. I still remember the first advice he gave me. “Don’t lie,” he said. “It’s so much easier to live your life when you don’t have to remember each version of the story you told different people.” He was honest to a fault. Never tried to manipulate …

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What’s New in My Writing in 2022? Witoldniesluchowski.com 2.0

The time goes on. Here’s my blog from January of this year. https://witoldniesluchowski.com/my-writing-in-the-new-year-2022/ I saw 2021 as the best year of my writing, so far. Moreover, I expected 2022 to be even better. And I am not disappointed. Since deciding to become an author close to ten years ago, I had written and published three …

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There’s no writer’s block. Let’s end this years’ long controversy.

Bentley and I I sit in front of the computer, thinking. For quite a while, my fingers didn’t touch the keyboard. My mind is outside the room, which I’ve arranged so carefully to avoid any distraction. I shut the blinds to separate myself from the outside world. Bentley, my dog, and a writing companion, sits …

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Alan Heathcock’s 27 Tenets of writing fiction

This post was written on a Twitter request by people looking for this excellent writing advice given by an American fiction writer Alan Heathcock. It is re-posted as-is, preserving the original formatting and syntax. 1. Make a unique character, with a highly specific flaw that puts into question their ability to clearly interpret the world. …

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Eulogies

There was a time during my tenure as a Chief of Staff when quite a few of our doctors died. Attending the funerals wasn’t that uncommon, but that time seemed like more than usual. I attended most of them, not ex officio, but because they were my friends. The ceremonies differed in the religion, style, …

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Why the Poles are so sensitive about World War ll. Druga wojna światowa a sprawa polska

The Poles lived through hell. WW ll started in our country. The hordes of invaders rolled over our land back and forth many times. Comparing them to the brutality of Genghis Khan’s wild tribes would insult Mongolian animals. The inhuman 20th-century ideology was added with sophisticated methods of killing and disposing of the dead bodies. …

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