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Reflecting on your own perspectives on writing and your life as a writer I feel like we can’t have a month where we talk about perspectives on writing without challenging ourselves about our own perspectives on our writing and our life as writers. I find it harder and harder to consolidate for myself what it …
While I was busy pounding away at my keyboard in the hopes my work will be done on time, a friend of mine called me.  We have spent years being the type of people who like to  ask questions and demand answers. After the normal “how do you do?” he asked me why I would …
I was having a nerdy debate with a friend of mine a few weeks ago. It was one of those arguments that starts because your eyebrow raises when a friend uses a word inappropriately or in an improper context. He was saying that he lives a “precarious lifestyle.” Now I have only ever heard the …
I recently had a book signing for one of my books.  This was when taken into context, a success.  Over the course of about 3 hours, I was able to connect and re-connect with at least 100 readers.  To me, this was part of the success.  I also sold 11 books in the same time …
What every writer can learn from a songwriter’s process It’s interesting that no matter how much our blog tries to be broad in its scope and appeal, we inevitably end up catering much of our commentary and advice to novelists. This is rather hard to avoid considering most people who call themselves “writers” are those …
A science nerd’s perspective on hearing and emotions            I asked my friend the other day how she experiences music (the question was purposely ambiguous). She responded very simply, “I hear and feel it”. This may not sound all that profound to most people, but for me it was a reminder …
How can you make money blogging if so many people use a form of ad-blocker on their websites?  Most people are ‘ad blind’ to boot.  How is it possible to get the most information to improve your website or your blog if Google Analytics tells you only half of the story?  They can only tell …
Writers need editors, and editors need to improve the writer’s work so people will love their writing.   The same holds trues with any art form, and Sister Act has one of the best examples I can think of. I’m sure we’ve at least heard of this movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith (of Harry …
I want to have a book published very soon.  Whenever I mention that I have published a book, most people have that reply. The beauty of writing is that any person can do this, but the challenge is not many can finish it, or can even learn to improve.  I was watching Mr. Holland’s Opus, …
A writer’s guide to flying A few days ago I set off for my first visit to the great and beautiful west of Canada from Toronto, Ontario. It was somewhat of a spontaneous flight, having only decided it and booked it the day before. For those who know me on a more personal level, this …
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