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In the last few posts I have read about the plight of women in Ascent of Women by Sally Armstrong, tried to organize the chaos that is my desk with The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and followed a refugee from Vietnam to Canada in the fiction work Ru by Kim Thuy.  I wanted …
Technology is a wonderful thing for writers.  I spend a lot of time working with tech products, and they help me in many ways. I look for ways to improve our writing lives, and in my last post I talked about Mechanical Keyboards.  The post before that, Speech to Text Apps. These are a great part of the …
As I stated in my first blog post, I have a messy desk. But the mess doesn’t stop there. I am a busy mom of three and I want to learn to clean my house more efficiently.  The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up  by Marie Kondo, is a New York Times best seller and it boasts …
When I heard that the winner of the 2015 Canada Reads contest was Ru: A Novel by Kim Thuy, I was a little shocked.  The buzz around the literary world was that Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian was being touted as the strongest book.  But I have to agree with the book that was chosen. …
Why on Earth would anyone pay $200 for a computer keyboard?! My last blog post (which was actually my first ever post on a website) talked about speech to text Apps that would save you the trouble of typing. They had their benefits but also some drawbacks. For those that actually prefer to type, here’s …
Growing up I loved to color. We had video games and a television but I grew up in a time when only about an hour of screen time was the average for the day. No Internet, iPads or cell phones. My younger cousins call it the dark ages.   It was one hobby that I had …
I want you to think about a time when you had a really bad headache.  A headache so bad that you couldn’t get out of bed and you truly felt that your head was going to explode.  Now take that headache and put the pressure on the inside of your skull, in the lining of …
What did I get myself into?  I started reading AsapScience; Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors and Unexplained Phenomena by Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown.   I thought that this was going to be another book like What If? by Randall Munroe. It was and it wasn’t.  It was like What If?, because it …
Self-Publishing your book and Traditionally publishing your book seem to be a great divide in the writing world.  Plan A, and B and C and… Mention the words “self-publishing” to say ten or fifteen aspiring authors and there will never be an answer that they will agree upon.  I’m not about to suggest they come …
I have read many business books in my years studying Advertising and Communications when I was in college. They were all the same. If you have trouble falling asleep, grab a business book. They knock you right out.  Ed Catmull’s Creativity, Inc. Why is that? Shouldn’t people who lead these dynamic companies be dynamic themselves?  Shouldn’t …
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