Tag Archives: Canadian author

Day 7: Today’s Writing Song

Aron Wright’s haunting voice in And Still, the Darkness Comes had me instantly mesmerized. The song was played during my daughter Terra’s end-of-year dance showcase over high-quality speakers. Add low lights, lanterns, and dancers, and the song worked like a … Continue reading

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Another SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT — Come Celebrate With Me

The book The book is DONE. You have no idea how excited I am. Here is a toast to you into the new year to mark new beginnings with new books. Woot! The book is Beyond the Precipice 2nd Edition, … Continue reading

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The Longest Night of the Year

In my just released novel Beyond the Precipice, the longest night–winter solstice–is symbolic. In Bret’s darkest hour… He skidded to a stop just short of the house and threw the gear into park prematurely, causing the car to lurch, throwing … Continue reading

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Orange Clouds, Rainbow Sun Dogs, Blue-White Snow

Eva Blaskovic does not like the cold but has a strange fascination with it. Most Canadian children are warned not to touch metal playground structures in the winter with their tongues, but in Alberta, one cannot touch metal with bare … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Novels: You No Longer Have to Start From Scratch

Words in the Dark: Post 2 Rebel or not? In the NaNoWriMo forum* entitled Am I a Rebel? Find out here! is the heading, “I’m continuing last year’s NaNo, or another work I’ve been writing on before November. Am I … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Write a Fresh NaNoWriMo Novel Every Year

A writer friend told me about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) ten years ago. I’ve been obsessed with the event ever since. As the NaNoWriMo community gears up for another November of marathon writing, I am excited to partake, but … Continue reading

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New Horizons

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 14 This is the final post of the summer 2016 blog series Snippets of an Author’s Life. Many thanks to my regular subscribers and to new followers for checking in on this blog. In … Continue reading

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Interview with Leslie Sanches Hodgins, Author and RMT

I am happy to have Leslie Hodgins as my guest today. Thank you, Leslie, for joining me on my website. Leslie, can you tell us about yourself and your background? What do you currently do outside of writing? I am … Continue reading

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Caught in the Undertow

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 13 When I was 16 and got my driver’s licence in Ontario, my friend and I often drove out to the Great Lakes beaches. We even went out in September just to see what … Continue reading

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Pantsing and Planning Can Be a Sliding Scale

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 12 In novel writing, I’m not a meticulous planner at the outset; rather, a concept drafter. Once I know where the story is going and how it ends–like connecting two points, the problem (A) … Continue reading

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