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Stumbling Through a Conference

I generally stumble through conferences.  I went to my first one because a friend told me to.  I didn’t have anything to pitch and I wasn’t even writing much.  I went back the next year because I’d met the Wordbitches … Continue reading

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Time Out for Frye

This month is about making/finding time.  One way you can make time for a blog post is to forget there are five weeks in July and think you post the last week of the month instead of the fourth week … Continue reading

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What I Learned at Comic Con

This past weekend I went to the 2012 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo and let my inner geek loose. I had a hilarious time and I learned some things too (things besides you shouldn’t wear black lace underwear with a … Continue reading

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Overcoming Writer’s Inertia – Part Two, Making a Plan

Last week I spoke about Writer’s Inertia, that general malaise we all sometimes feel, whether it’s when we’re procrastinating, or facing a blank page, our story board, or blog. It’s the feeling of knowing we should write but maybe not … Continue reading

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A Writing Epiphany

One of my favourite quotations on describing the writing process is by E. L. Doctorow: “It’s like driving a car at night,” he says. “You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Meet My Writing Goal

Today is the last day of NaNoWriMo and I congratulate all of you who chose to try such an impressive task as writing 50 000 words in thirty days. And if you completed 50 000 words? All I can say … Continue reading

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The New Loves in My Writing Life

The Surrey International Writers’ Conference helped me rediscover my love of writing. I am inspired and determined. While still high on the rush from the conference I have discovered some new loves in my writing life. Number one… The bulletin … Continue reading

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