Month: June 2016

12 Reasons to Attend a Writers’ Conference by Steph Beth Nickel


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Although I was only able to attend the Saturday sessions of Write Canada this year, as always, I was abundantly blessed. Here are a dozen benefits of attending a conference or even a one-day workshop: Focus exclusively on writing and related topics. Especially if you write from home, there are many day-to-day things that distract Read More

“Summertime, and the living is easy …” by Janice L. Dick


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Ha! Obviously, George Gershwin had a different perspective of summer than I do. Summertime living is busy and enjoyable, but not necessarily easy. There is yard work to do, added to the usual routine. When the living is busy, our writing can sometimes reach an impasse. Not that we’re blocked by lack of ideas. Read More

Hump Day by Brenda J Wood


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“It’s Hump Day,” cries the radio announcer. “Today is Wednesday! We’ve almost made it to the weekend. Rest, relaxation, and good times lie ahead.” I don’t know what twilight zone he lives in, but this is not a description of my weekends or for that matter, my hump day. It must depend on wh Read More

I Can Doesn’t Mean I Should by Steph Beth Nickel


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The original version of this post appeared last month on Janet Sketchley’s blog, “Tenacity.” Oo, shiny! That’s how I often feel when I hear of a new opportunity. You too? I have what I refer to as the Butterfly Syndrome. I love to flit from one thing to the next to the next and then Read More