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One Word At A Time, One Page At A Time

Another night of insomnia has worked its magic on me. Exhausted my mind jumps from worry to worry, from one thought to another. To stay calm emotionally, I have to guard myself against despair. And when I find myself lying … Continue reading

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Comfort, Love And A Peaceful Heart

The other day I was talking to a representative from the Canada Council for the Arts, when she asked to see my blog. Moments after I emailed the link to her she called back saying, and I quote: “What a … Continue reading

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Three Times In My Lifetime

In the book I am currently reading there is this question, “In a perfect world what would you like to be?” I close the book and think. If the world is perfect do we really need to dream? Our world … Continue reading

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Everyone Has Two Memories

Julia Cameron claims that writing is therapeutic but not therapy.  Therapy: Treatment, rehabilitation, healing, remedy, cure… Therapeutic: Healing, beneficial, curative, remedial. She also writes: “From my perspective, healing is essentially a creative process: we create a new state of health.” … Continue reading

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“To Hell With You!”

According to Writer’s Digest magazine, sending your writing to any agent, editor or publisher and hoping it works out is a career killing mistake for a writer. “New authors frequently pitch the wrong agents for their literary genre. An agent … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like It When People Tell Me!

Lately I haven’t been blogging as I used to, or as I would like to. The reason? Well I feel kind of blocked. Not that I have nothing to write about or talk about. On the contrary! Every time I … Continue reading

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Until You Learn How To Do It!

“How do you become a writer?”  “You write.” Many a time we are told by our writing coaches, professors and other more experienced writers to write from the imagination, to write from inside, to write what we know. For our … Continue reading

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Writing Gives Me Wings!

What makes a writer tick? Warren Kieffer writes: “If there were a recipe for creating an original, pleasurable, readable, saleable manuscript and getting the finished product sold and published, it might read something like this: one part idea, two parts … Continue reading

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Get Carried Away!

My productivity has been in a bit of a slump lately. The usual ‘family’ and ‘things to do’ stuff. Mainly there’s just too much else to pay attention to.  I have to confess that roughly every week for the past … Continue reading

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English Is Crazy

The late Nelson Mandela once said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” Recently, Emma Watson’s speech in … Continue reading

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