Tag Archives: writing

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

Posted in writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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Being an unpublished writer can be frustrating.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

Posted in writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Success @ Surrey Writers’ Conference?

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 5/5/5 Oddly enough, I am more comfortable talking about my failures. I mean, hey, failures make for better stories, while successes, well, who wants to read about a hero who just succeeds? But sometimes we … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Story Part 2 – How To Write It

So how do you get a 9-year-old to write a story? Sure, it’s hard to get his butt in the chair and actually write, but once there, what does he do? What have they taught him in grade 4? Much … Continue reading

Posted in Homework, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

His First Story

I’ve missed a lot of kid ‘firsts’. First steps. First tooth. First use of the f-bomb. But this one I’ve managed to see. Last week, The-Youngest wrote his first story. He didn’t do it by choice, however. He didn’t sit … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting, School | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stepdad Game Night

Clueless In 2014, we weren’t always successful with Sunday Games Night. Sometimes we succumbed to the lure of shiny video games. Sometimes we were off traveling or didn’t have the boys until late that night. Sometimes, hey, you know, we … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Parenting, Stepdad, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments