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I’ve been on a non-fiction kick for the last few book reviews. This is no exception. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed, awakened something in me that has been dormant for a long time. This memoir has shown me that there is still a lot that I can accomplish …
Music is a much a part of my life as writing is.  I’d be lost without both, and the best part of my day is  sitting back and just listening to music. What started as a moment to relax became the inspiration for my own writing.  Words have some incredible power, and can move a …
My 6 year old son sure has come a long way over the last couple of years- with a lot of help and some technology. He was almost born on Halloween night back in 2008, but a grueling 17 hour labor for his mother pushed his birthday to November 1st. If we were superstitious, you could …
In the last few posts I have read and reviewed: the plight of women in Ascent of Women by Sally Armstrong, I tried to organize the chaos that is my desk with The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and I followed a refugee from Vietnam to Canada in the fiction work Ru by …
If You Don’t have Anything on Your Blog, You Can Forget about Traffic I’ve heard this theme a lot, and this is true when it comes to blogging. Traffic, or readers, can be hard to come by, loyal, but also quick to leave if you aren’t willing to do more work. I can understand writing …
The book the Ascent of Women is profound. The plight that is equal rights for women has been a centuries old struggle and did not start with bra burning in 1968, which most of us were taught. Ascent of WomenA New Age is Dawning For Every Mother’s Daughter, by Sally Armstrong, explores the subjugation of …
Technology- and all the thing that entails- 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 …
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. I know where everything is… but I need some help. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, is …
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. It is a strong book, and I encourage people to read …
A writer must consider quality content above all else. It’s a great statement when you first glance at it.  It is one of these ‘think positive’ type of messages we all love to hear or read about.  I agree with the statement, in the surface style it is given, but I don’t agree writers must …
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