Needing to have a purpose… I started writing when I was 36 years old. I was a stay-at-home parent with a story bouncing around in my head and writing seemed like an easy hobby. But … Read more
Assuming… I just turned forty. In my teens and twenties, I had a lot of assumptions about this birthday, most of which were created by my parents’ fortieth birthday parties. On both occasions our house … Read more
Andrew Pyper is coming to WCYR tomorrow. I am introducing him, and in the process of research found this talk on YouTube. It’s fun, and good advice I think. Enjoy. Surround your working world with … Read more
I heard on CBC radio last week that one of my favourite writers, Sue Townsend, passed away recently at the age of 68. Townsend was the creator of Adrian Mole, one of the most subversive … Read more
Once you have formed your critique group and settled on the mechanics of how it will run you will have think about how the critiquing process should unfold.
Dear reader, I had planned an entirely different topic for today’s blog, but a late-breaking development came to my attention (a friend writing a book on said topic and promise of an interview), so I … Read more
It’s been a stressful, melancholy week, and my writing routine is waiting for an appointment
As a person who finds it difficult to make time in her schedule to write, I’ve been pondering the obstacles that I tend to put in the way. One of my primary obstacles is guilt. … Read more