Category Archives: writing

What is a Stale Book and Why am I so Pi$$ed?

What’s a stale book you ask?  Let me tell you. I recently bought a book for my e-reader and settled in for a good read. It is out of my usual genre (romance) and more like the books Diane Capri … Continue reading

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Weekend Writer: What are You Doing Today and Why Are You Doing It? oh yeah, Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads Out There

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.  You know who you are and why you deserve recognition. And for those of you who struggle on this day because your dad wasn’t wonderful, please know you are  not alone. … Continue reading

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Weekend Writer: Are you a Veggie, an Egg or a Coffee Bean?

Welcome to another edition of the Weekend Writer, where we focus a little more on fiction writing.  Thank you for your response to the two blogs Diane Capri and I published about psychopaths.  You can read Part 1 here and … Continue reading

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Psychopaths Among Us Part 1

I recently read and reviewed an advance copy of Diane Capri’s terrific new thriller (after Don’t Know Jack) featuring a chillingly accurate villain. Fatal Distraction was released on 5/24 and is already climbing to the top of the charts garnering more rave reviews. Fatal Distraction introduces … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

Donna Brown, from the Indie Exchange has worked tirelessly on behalf of independently published authors.  She leads an active group on Facebook and has an amazing website. I am delighted to let you know that Donna has accepted the cover … Continue reading

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Tag I’m It! A Writer’s Game of 7

Unusual for me to post on a Friday but I was tagged by Alyssa Palmer, in a game of LUCKY SEVEN. A writer tagged in this game goes to page 77 of their WIP  (or in my case, my latest release, … Continue reading

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WRITING WORKSHOPS: 21 Steps to Fog-Free Writing

In September I had the pleasure of taking this class from Writers Online Classes, with returning instructor Don McNair.  The class advertisement read: Publishers and agents reject 99 percent of received manuscripts after simply glancing at their first chapters.   This … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Bring 20+ Writers Together?

Magic! The Calgary Chapter of RWA (www.calgaryrwa.com) is a small but active group of romance writers who have the stated purpose of helping its members establish and build careers as romance writers.  They are the most supportive group of women … Continue reading

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Bandit Creek Books – a Life Changing Opportunity

Not many of us get the chance to change our lives through the generosity and action of others.  I’m one of those few. After the Annual General Meeting of my writing chapter last June, a group of writers were sitting … Continue reading

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Book Lovers’ Buffet: Big Book Sale

Think of an all you can read buffet – a readers delight where there’s something for everyone. Interested?  then go to bookloversbuffet.com At the Book Lovers Buffet – you’ll find a plethora (don’t you love that word) of all kinds of … Continue reading

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