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Spring into Action: Why Now is the Best Time to Book Your Writing Projects

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"Spring is not just a time for new beginnings—it's also an opportune moment to get a head start on your writing projects." As the gentle warmth of spring unfurls and whispers of summer vacations drift on the breeze, it's a pivotal moment to reassess your writing goals and dive into new projects. Contrary to popular belief, waiting until the peak of...

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Guest Post by Riley Kilmore: The Underrecognized Influence of Judaism on Everything

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It seems to me to be the primary business of living: learning, growing, gaining in understanding, broadening the scope of our minds till we can recognize how intrinsically connected we all really are.  Like a lot of people, I grew up in a religious home. By that I don't mean in a family that simply went to church on a regular basis. Being rais...

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March Jewish Book Carnival

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Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Welcome to the March Jewish Book Carnival, a monthly event where those who cover Jewish books online "can meet, read, and comment on each others' posts." Organized by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), the Carnival travels around and is hosted on a different participant...

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Choosing Point of View for Your Story: A Writer's Guide

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All of my posts are derived from real questions from actual clients. So here's one I had recently: should I write from first or third person? This book is a nonfiction Holocaust memoir. Should this client write as the grandchild or try to write in the voice of the grandparent who had actually experienced the Holocaust? Point of view (POV) is a fund...

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Embracing the Joy in Writing: Finding Light in the Depths of the Month of Adar

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"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning," Psalms/Tehillim 30:5 As we delve into the month of Adar, traditionally associated with joy in the Jewish calendar, let's reflect on the profound connection between the joy in writing and the essence of this spirited month. The Joy in the Process: In the realm of writing, joy often...

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The Impact of Genre on Editing Approaches: Tailoring Your Editing Process to Fit Your Story

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In this post, we'll explore the importance of tailoring your editing approach to fit the specific demands of your chosen genre. When it comes to editing, one size does not fit all. Each genre comes with its own set of conventions, expectations, and unique challenges. Understanding how the nuances of different genres affect the editing process is cr...

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Review: Jewish Stories Translated into 18 Languages, Edited by Nora Gold with a Foreword by Josh Lambert

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Gold has given us a profound type of inter-generational, transnational hand-holding. Exploring Jewish Identity and Resilience in 18 Jewish Stories Translated from 18 Languages (Edited by Nora Gold with a Foreword by Josh Lambert) In a conversation with Nora Gold that I found online, she eloquently points out that due to the dispersion of Jews among...

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Decoding AI in Writing

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our daily lives, revolutionizing various industries. In the realm of writing, AI is not just a futuristic concept but a powerful tool reshaping the landscape of content creation. Let's unravel the intricacies of AI in writing, exploring its capabilities, applications, and the transfor...

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Wholesome in 15: 7 Quick and Healthy Recipes for Busy Writers, Editors, and Readers

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Writing tips shouldn't focus solely on 'show don't tell' and 'read your dialogue out loud.' Part of writing well ultimately involves taking care of yourself. Finding time for nutritious meals can be a challenge for many of us who are trying to balance family and professional life, as well as meet deadlines. However, maintaining a healthy diet doesn...

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NovelClass Pod: I'm in Conversation with Dave Pezza

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LISTEN: It was so nice to be in conversation again with Dave Pezza. This was our fourth podcast together and this time Dave interviewed me about my new novel With A Good Eye. Always a pleasure, Dave. Dave Pezza is the host of NovelClass, the first spin-off in the Writer's Bone Podcast Network. He spends his time trying to justify printing "writer" ...

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The 2025 International Voices in Creative Nonfiction Competition

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As you know, I'm a fan of small press. That's one of the reasons I'm honored to be a judge for the 2025 International Voices in Creative Nonfiction Competition (Vine Leaves Press).   The 2025 International Voices in Creative Nonfiction Competition. As #writers we wish to establish literary legacies to sustain hope for the world to become ...

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LISTEN: With A Good Eye on New Books Network

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Thank you podcaster Ari Barbalat for interviewing me for the New Books Network: Link: https://newbooksnetwork.com/gila-green-with-a-good-eye-aos-publishing-2024 Ari asked me very comprehensive and thoughtful questions about With A Good Eye.  Gila GreenFeb 10, 2024With a Good EyeA NovelACE OF SWORDS PUBLISHING 2024 Luna Levi is an ordinary...

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Embracing Love in your writing on Valentine's Day

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This year, let's explore how this day can be an opportunity to express love for our country, history, people, and traditions.  As Valentine's Day approaches, the air is filled with notions of romantic love—roses, chocolates, and heartfelt cards exchanged between partners. Well, when we can take our minds off the war, the hostages, and world in...

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Breakfast: Waffles, fresh fruit, With A Good Eye

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Thanks R.A. in Glendale California. The menu at Luna Levi's corner store & grill would have been much improved if this was included. Readers, keep sending me your photos! With A Good Eye and food go together and I love seeing my novel at your tables.   

Author Interview: Nancy Ludmerer

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For me, having to show up with work is the most important part... participating in weekly workshops means that even when life intervenes, I produce something. I'm delighted today to welcome author Nancy Ludmerer to my site. Nancy shares insightful information about her new novel Sarra Copia: A Locked-In Life.  On a personal note, tha...

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So many ways to enjoy my new novel "With A Good Eye"

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So Many Ways to Enjoy "With A Good Eye" by Gila Green On New Year's Eve, with joy so divine, "With A Good Eye" and cake, a perfect design. In the pages I wander, a literary feat, As the clock ticks away to the year's sweet greet. Tomato bisque whispers, cucumber sings,  A symphony of flavors, as the story swings.  Brisket and potatoes, a ...

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Self-Editing Techniques for Writers

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"Challenge yourself to reduce the word count by a specific percentage or edit without using certain words. Constraints can lead to inventive solutions and more concise writing." The journey from the initial draft to the final polished manuscript is a crucial phase in the life of any writer. While professional editors play a vital role, the skill of...

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New Interview: REPOST Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb

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Thanks so much, author Deborah Kalb for interviewing me on your site about With A Good Eye. Gila Green is the author of the forthcoming novel With a Good Eye. Her other books include Passport Control. She is based in Israel. Q: What inspired you to write With a Good Eye, and how did you create your character Luna Levi? A: I've been wanting to write...

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My interview in Sephardic Horizons

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I'm grateful and honored to once again find a novel of mine featured in Sephardic Horizons. Thank you to editor Judith Roumani for taking the time to meet with me at a cafe across from the college where I teach in Jerusalem. Over a coffee and pastry we had a discussion that turned into this interview. This was in August before the war, though I did...

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The Rise of Up-lit: On Trend for 2024

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In a world often fraught with challenges and uncertainties, the literary landscape is witnessing a notable shift towards a genre that seeks to provide solace and inspiration. The rise of up-lit, short for uplifting literature, has become a breath of fresh air for readers seeking narratives that offer hope and humor in the face of life's complexitie...

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Begin the Year with Words: Israel and Jewish-Inspired Writing Prompts

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 As we step into a new calendar year, let's weave the rich tapestry of Israel and Jewish culture into our creative expressions. Whether you're a writer deeply connected to these themes or looking to explore them for the first time, these New Year writing prompts are crafted to spark your imagination with elements of Israel and Jewish iden...

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Listen: My Podcast with Roma Reads

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Debunking the Myth That "Editors and Agents Don't Like Rhyme" a guest post from author Rebecca Gardyn Levington

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When an agent or editor says: "Does this really need to rhyme?" it doesn't mean "I hate rhyme and will never represent it or buy anything that rhymes." In most cases, what they're really saying is: "Your rhyming skills still need some work." Debunking the Myth That "Editors and Agents Don't Like Rhyme" By Rebecca Gardyn Levington There's a misconce...

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My Feature in Be'chol Lashon

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This Hanukkah, I was excited to be featured in Be'chol Lashon. I have been going back and forth with their creative director for a while until we decided that this Holiday of Light would be the ideal time to devote a page on their site to With A Good Eye and how food features in the novel because this holiday, as well as Passover, are seasons ...

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PODCAST: Anything But Traditional

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I was delighted to spend an hour chatting with podcaster Tamar Ben Zvi recently. Tamar titled the podcast: One Family's Century-Long Israeli Journey. So that should give you an idea that we talked about Israeli history from the Ottoman Empire through today after starting off with a little bit about Canada. Of course, we delved into book-talk, my no...

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Review of With a Good Eye: Susan Weintrob

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Susan Weintrob did me the honor of reviewing White Zion when it came out in 2018. Today she honored me again with her review of my latest novel With A Good Eye, available for pre-order here. It goes without saying that we both love the combination of good food and good books.  Welcome, Susan Weintrob! Foodie LitGila Green's With...

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Voices Unspoken: Writing Amidst the Chaos of War

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Since October 7, 2023, I've been living through a war along with the entire Israeli population of every background. Well-meaning podcasters from abroad interviewing me about my new novel, With A Good Eye, have asked me if I'm in any way affected by the current war in Israel. I've responded that you'd have to be in a coma to be unaffected by th...

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Happy Hanukah and Coming Soon

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 I want to wish everyone a Happy Hanukah as difficult as it is right now, we are in much need of light. Hanukah is a time to take advantage of, not to waste, so whatever brings light into your life, grab an extra dose on Hanukah.  Here's an update on what's coming up for me: 1. Four podcasts that I detail here. I'll post the links wh...

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Upcoming podcasts: Coming Soon

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I'm delighted to share with you my podcasts coming soon. I'm privilleged to have this opportunity to engage in lively discussions with hosts in Canada, the USA and Israel. Thanks for inviting me and looking forward to challenging and enlightening conversations! Ingenium Books I'm super excited for my upcoming discussion with Bon...

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Podcast with Canada's Just Joshing

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In the beginning of October 2023, I had the privillege of chatting with podcaster Joshua Pantalleresco on his podcast Just Joshing. We chatted about Canada, what it's like to live in various Canadian cities, postCorona societies, travel, this and that and of course, about my new novel With A Good Eye. Thanks for hosting me, Josh. This podcast ...

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Latest Books

No Entry

No Entry

In No Entry, Canadian teenager, Yael Amar, signs on to an elephant conservation program and ends up coming face to face with violence, greed, and murder and the taste of a very real danger for all of us: elephant extinction.

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White Zion

White Zion

White Zion is a novel in stories forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press (April 2019). The novel takes readers into the worlds of 19th century Yemen, pre-State Israel, modern Israel and modern Canada...

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Passport Control

Passport Control

Miriam Gil knows little about Israel. Her father won’t talk about his life there or the brother he left behind when he came to Canada. Hurt and angry when he tells her to move out to make room for his new girlfriend, she enrolls in an Israeli university. She falls in love with Guy... 

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King of the Class

King of the Class

Eve and Manny are engaged in post-civil war Israel, but Manny has a secret: he’s falling in love with his religious roots and turning his back on moral relativism. As their wedding date approaches...

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Forthcoming Books

With a Good Eye <br>Release Date: Aug. 18, 2024

With a Good Eye
Release Date: Aug. 18, 2024

This family drama is part crime fiction and part domestic noir. With A Good Eye will make you question: can you ever save anyone but yourself and do any of us ever really leave home?

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The Inheritance  <br>Release Date: 2025

The Inheritance
Release Date: 2025

This suspense/thriller asks, if you were to walk away from your family, would you ever go back, even if you received a desperate text message?

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