Category Archives: the art and craft of writing

I’m Moving

  Photo Source: Juvenile Dreamer at deviant art. Photo Source: Juvenile Dreamer at Deviant Art It was a Thursday June 17, 2010 when I met Marsha Lawrence at Concordia University for my first introductory lesson to blogging. At the time … Continue reading

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Building Your Platform

I recently picked up Emily Giffin’s latest novel Where we belong. Here are some quotes from her two full-page acknowledgments: First, she thanked her loyal readers…”talking with you on Facebook, Twitter, and book tours gets me through every painful bout … Continue reading

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Beating The Writing Blues

This was my Sunday morning: I have 3 novels on the go, all of them past the first draft stage. One of them, a Woman’s  fiction novel, The Dating Club, I’m working with a professional editor (www.JennieNash.com). I am still … Continue reading

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AGAIN MOTIVATION

I have been talking a lot about motivation these days. Saturday evening I went to see Midnight in Paris with a meet-up group I belong to. The movie brought me back to Paris, especially at the beginning of the movie … Continue reading

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Introducing Kissing Frogs

My blog has cobwebs. It’s been such a long time since I’ve posted anything here. It’s not so much that I haven’t been writing but rather that I haven’t been writing anything that fits into the categories on my blog. … Continue reading

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Would You Still Write?

Here’s a thought. This week’s lottery was at 30 million. Let’s say you won it. Never mind what you would do with it. Would you still write? Add to that another thought: you don’t really need to write for food … Continue reading

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Simple Passion

One of my favorite muses is the ecrivain Annie Ernaux. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Ernaux I’m re-reading her memoir, Simple Passion. Here is how it ends: “When I was a child, luxury was fur coats, evening dresses, and villas by the sea. Later on, … Continue reading

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