Category Archives: writing

New Year’s Resolutions or “Do Betters”

I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions, but I do like to think about things I could do better. So here is my Do-Better List. Eat Better – cuz man, last year I ate like I was 12 and lived … Continue reading

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Date Night – Flirting in a Bookstore

Time to Talk About Date Nights One of the hardest things to do with work and hockey games and concerts and sick kids and exhausted husbands is to find couple time. For a wedding gift, a friend, Sheila Watson, gave … Continue reading

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SiWC Workshops – Sharing What I Learned pt 2

The second part will deal with the exciting world of lion taming, and the business of writing. Minus the lion taming. It’s something I wanted to know more about, so I took not one, but three workshops. First up… Self Publishing … Continue reading

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SiWC Workshops – Sharing What I Learned pt 1

I’ll have to break this into 2 parts. One on writing, one on the business of writing (branding and self-publishing.) So let’s look at the writing. Don Maass, the master teacher of all things writerish, taught a workshop on Pacing … Continue reading

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Surrey International Writer’s Conference 2017

Being an unpublished writer can be frustrating. It’s one of the few jobs where you won’t get a pat on the back. There are no annual reviews. No bonuses. No Christmas Parties. It’s tough to stay motivated. Harder to stay … Continue reading

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July 1st Canada Day

Getting up early, are you mad? You wouldn’t think there’s much joy in getting up early, especially with kids. They’re like little alarm clocks… Oh, who are we kidding? They’re like garbage trucks right outside your window emptying a bin … Continue reading

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Canada Day – What if Everything Goes Right?

I’ve said it before, but the best stories don’t come from happiness or things going right. They come from falling asleep while waiting in the ferry line and being woken up by honking and a ferry worker banging on your … Continue reading

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