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I have travelled from the rural community of Arctic Bay to the Appalachian hills of Kentucky, continually seeking new ideas from the people I meet. I am , primarily, a writer, but I have been a rancher, public health nurse, researcher and a university teacher. I enjoy talking to writers who look for inspiration and tips about writing. The world of social meda allows us all more exciting exchanges between writers and readers. You are invited to participate on my website.

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Tis the season.

Tis the season.

Tis’ the season on an influx of relatives from Alberta. Great times but with three kids under eight I am unable to get to thd computer, at least not without a child somewhere around. I don’t know how you writers who are mothers of young…

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

  Christmas is coming fast. My house is full of wrapping, unmailed Christmas cards, lists, baked goods and presents. My calendar is filled with appointments, promises and reminders. And I am grateful for all the business, festivities and good feeling that come my way at…

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Teens and adoption

Teens and adoption

I have been working this week on the revision of the Table of Contents of “The Face in the Mirror: teenagers and adoption” for Arsenal Pulp Press. While it doesn’t sound exciting–it is. I’ve been organizing with great energy, working out a better flow of…

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First Draft Completed

First Draft Completed

I just finished the first draft of a novel. It feels as though I have dug a mile of a deep ditch and I can now look back and see how well I did. Does that plot line run a straight line? Is there sufficient…

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Becoming an expert in social media.

Becoming an expert in social media.

Becoming an expert in social media. Not possible. We might as well face it. It is not possible to keep up with social media—the servers, the skills necessary to use each server, the terms used and the connections that servers make with each other. I…

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