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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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Writers with pedigree

Writers with pedigree

  I wonder how writers would be described if they were listed in a book of pedigree like the American Kennel Club. Writer: generally self-absorbed, well-able to spend many hours alone so easy to leave while you go to work,  comes in various colours, sizes…

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Great book for Middle Grade Kids

Great book for Middle Grade Kids

Heart of a Champion by Ellen Schwartz  (Middle grade) Set in Vancouver, BC in the 1940s in the Japanese community Heart of a Champion  follows the experiences of a nine-year-old Kenny (Kenji) Sakamoto as his family is subjected to the racial prejudice of the times,…

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Organizing time

Organizing time

I have almost worshipful admiration for those writers who continue to hone beautiful prose while managing small children and a home. How do they do it? Probably between midnight and four in the morning. The actual writing takes time but so does the responses to…

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Whose Setting is it?

Whose Setting is it?

It’s not hard to be aware of setting on a beautiful spring day on the coast. Daffodils are splashing bright yellow under the trees and bushes; blue violets hide behind the white snowdrops; the early cherry trees are blooming.  How does the setting contribute to…

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Plans Change

Plans Change

My publishers are delighted with “Writing for Children and Young Adults,” so pleased that they want to put it out in a hard copy AND an e-book. Great news. This means they will be releasing both books in the fall 2016 and not just the e-book…

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