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Living a Life of Writing just took on a whole new meaning- it takes courage to build, and even more courage to seek a major improvement on something that works well.  The past two years have been a wild ride for me as well- both as a writer and as a person.  A writing mentor …
Do you want to improve traffic to your blog? Would you even like to make money with this blog? In this case you need a good deal of luck as well as a great blog with a lot of well-read older blog posts that people will still go and read.  You will need to have …
 Humans feel things differently and read things differently “This is such a moving book” or “I cried when I read this” or “I laughed myself silly.” A good book will elicit some sort of emotion from you.  Even a non-fiction book has the power to make a reader learn and enjoy.  The best authors play …
I have had a hard time dealing with blank pages.  I have wonderful ideas, but then I get a pen and paper, or sit in front of my computer and… nothing.  Not one idea flows.  I would argue that in terms of “flow” Death Valley has more of a flowing river than I do when …
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 …
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 …
Publishing anything is one of the hardest things a writer can do.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to living a life of writing- or publishing. It does come with a price.  There is always some sort of work to be done, and you can not simply fit back and enjoy the money.  There …
                     A couple years ago blogging was a foreign concept to me. I had read the occasional travel blog by a friend, but the idea of an ongoing blog seemed rather daunting. I also didn’t have much faith in myself as a writer or my ideas. …
Creativity is a lot like money for us writers: It doesn’t grow on trees… but we sure as heck wish it did! Some of this month we wanted to dedicate to the creative process and how to turn your creative ideas into something worthy of publishing.  As we have said before, not every idea is …
I think I will continue my pattern for posts this month and discuss another one of my favourite non-fiction authors but in a completely different genre: memoirs. Frank McCourt wrote his book Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir about his experience growing up and living in Ireland in the 1930s to 40s. The conditions were terrible, the …
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