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Inspired by Inspiring Others

Mother vs. Writer It's hard to be a mother and a writer. When I first dared to call myself "writer", I felt every minute I spent working on my novel, or learning a new literary skill was a minute stolen from my kids. As an unpublished writer, in particular, I felt selfish for spending precious… Continue reading Inspired by Inspiring Others

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Momentum and Creative Energy

It's officially summer in Canada, even if they calendar says it happens in a month or so. The weather may still turn on us at any minute, we've grown accustomed to that, but the May Long Weekend has come and gone so we are now in summer mode, come hell or summer snow. It's the… Continue reading Momentum and Creative Energy

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Thank you Universe!

Sometimes the Universe really does answer your prayers. Just the other day I was reflecting on my writing practice and I came to the realization that what has been holding me back, lately, is a lack of direction. What time I do have for writing has been really unproductive of late because I don't have… Continue reading Thank you Universe!

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New Year, New Writing

New year, new plans. I've challenged myself to share my work publicly, at least once a month, for the coming year. I've challenged myself before, but this time I hope my goals for 2017 are a little more concrete. More achievable because they will be measurable. So, without further ado, I am going to share… Continue reading New Year, New Writing

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A Novel Start

I need your help revising some work that I am hoping to submit in my application for a writing program.  What works?  What doesn't?  What do you like?  What do you hate?  I promise to take your comments into account as I revise and edit my application pieces.  Thanks! Wishful Thinking- A Novel   Chapter… Continue reading A Novel Start