CANADA DAY 2014


This coming Tuesday will be Canada’s 147 birthday. In that time we’ve seen many changes, some good, some not so much. July 1, 1917: The 50th anniversary of Confederation. The Parliament buildings, under construction, are dedicated to the Fathers of Confederation and to the courage of Canadians who fought in Europe during the First World […]

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WRITING PROCESS BLOG TOUR


Welcome to the WRITING PROCESS BLOG TOUR. Last week my guest was Sylvie Grayson. We learned about how careers and experiences in her past led her down the road to living her dream of becoming an author. This week, Sylvie passed the torch on to Helena Korin, a member of our local RWA chapter. Please […]

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Jilly: Crafting the Perfect One-Liner. Help!


Originally posted on Eight Ladies Writing:
Can you tell from a one-line description whether you want to read a book or not? This week I’ve been working on my query letter, and especially the single sentence near the beginning that sums up my story. I could have written another 10k-15k of new words in the…

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ONE LINE FRIDAY


An important milestone in my life happened this past week. My DH and I shared our thirtieth wedding anniversary. We’ve had our share of ups and downs but through it all, our love for each other held strong. If there’s one piece of advice I could share with young couples it would be, don’t give […]

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WRITING PROCESS BLOG HOP


Today I’m hosting a good friend of mine as she shares her writing process with you, Sylvie Grayson. I hope you’ll give her a warm welcome, 🙂 My name is Sylvie Grayson, and I was so pleased to be invited to take part in the Romance Writing Process Blog Tour to talk about how I […]

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Recreational Sex in Writing: Writer Responsibilities?


Originally posted on S.K. Nicholls:
I sometimes wonder just how much responsibility to the world at large us writers have. I did a post recently concerning triggers and got much interesting feedback about that. A trigger can be anything, a taste, a touch, a scent, words read in a book. The general consensus seemed…

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ONE LINE FRIDAY


Today was a good day. For some Friday 13 immediately brings visions of world catastrophes, witches, goblins, plight or afflictions. For me it brought family closeness, phone calls from old friends, and internet connections with new ones. It brought sunshine and strawberries. Blooming roses and pineapple plants. photo by ANTHONY AYIOMAMITIS, TWAN on National Geographic […]

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WRITING PROCESS BLOG HOP


I was delighted to be invited to join the Romance Writing Process Blog Hop. A new friend of mine, Claire Gem, from the Yahoo group, Romance Critique Group asked if I’d be interested in participating and I jumped at the opportunity, my first time. 🙂 Claire has a book coming soon, Phantom Traces (about a […]

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ONE LINE FRIDAY


In honour of the fallen mounties in Moncton, New Brunswick, His heart heavy at the news, he dropped the flag to half-mast before sending a prayer to a God that seemed not to hear, “Please, Lord, forgive him, for he know not what he has done.” My own prayers are with the families of the […]

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Saturday 7th June – Programme of Events


Originally posted on romance festival:
Saturday 7th June is our professional development day for authors. There are several streams of activity happening on Saturday, with different activities happening on different forums. Schedules for all streams can be found below. Please note that all times are British Summer Time. Stream one: Join us on Twitter 2pm –…

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WRITING PROCESS BLOG TOUR


I’m so excited, I’ve been asked to join a blog hop, my first one!! One of the ladies I’ve met online through the Yahoo group, Romance Critique Group was kind enough to invite me to take part in this great opportunity. My post will be HERE next week, June 9, so please come and check […]

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