Tag Archives: Canadian author

Great Writing Quotes Set to Music

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 10 I am under intense deadline pressure, so today I would like to pass along some writing quotes for you to enjoy. I’m sure you will recognize many of them, or the people who … Continue reading

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Annoying Things My Book Does to Me

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 8 I try to sleep, and a scene comes into my head, which is not that unusual for a writer, except this scene comes ready-made in words, and that is unusual for me if … Continue reading

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Characters Don’t Listen to Us

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 7 So many authors have said it: their characters start doing what they want, deviating from the original plan. “Hey, that’s not the conflict I had in mind for you!” As outside observers, we … Continue reading

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Writing Pain in Fiction

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Allison Maruska Confession: I’m writing this post as a form of procrastination and it may be a bit wandering, but I think we’ll end at a coherent place. I’m supposed to…

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First You Have to Write Many, Many Words

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 4 In May of this year, Copyblogger released an article entitled One Skill that Will Take Your Writing from Good to Great. The key message taken away from the described writing course was “Not … Continue reading

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What is Your Everest?

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 3 Against the current As many of Alberta’s residents enjoyed their heyday over the last 10-15 years before the economic crash, I struggled through one of the most difficult periods of my life. At … Continue reading

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Reverse Psychology: The Threat of Housework to Kick-Start a Muse with Attitude

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 2 It’s insane. I wrote two full blog article drafts and half of a third for two different series in an hour (a record, to be sure) when I should have been somewhere else … Continue reading

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Time to Kick Some Butt — Mine

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 1 It’s July, so the starting date has arrived. There’s no more room for excuses. I’ve been preparing for months for this moment. It’s time to face the hardest writing job I’ve had to … Continue reading

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