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Start the Year with One Word by Violet Nesdoly

Start the Year with One Word by Violet Nesdoly

Happy New Year! By now you’ve probably switched calendars, thought about—maybe even listed—a few resolutions and goals for the year, and caught yourself writing 2016 instead of 2017 a time or two. Plus, you may have chosen your one word for 2017.

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New Year’s Greetings

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InScribe Christmas Anthology by Sally Meadows

InScribe Christmas Anthology by Sally Meadows

In September 2017, InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship launches their new anthology (name TBA), a collection of Christmas stories, poems, plays, recipes, craft ideas, and more, with contributions by members all across Canada. As the new Press Coordinator for InScribe, I will be overseeing this project with a team of InScribe members who have graciously offered to volunteer their time to

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Christmas Greetings

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The Good Old Days – Not! by Brenda J. Wood

The Good Old Days – Not! by Brenda J. Wood

Ah yes! We like to talk about the good old days when life was tougher than Mom’s free-range chicken. We embellish our stories: like that commercial that boasts of walking nine miles to school, uphill both ways, through a blizzard, wearing nothing but your dad’s cast-off pajamas! Life without electricity, neighbours, and indoor facilities sounds like fun now. Doesn‘t it?

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A Different Kind of Resolution by Steph Beth Nickel

A Different Kind of Resolution by Steph Beth Nickel

This time of year stirs us to make New Year’s resolutions. No matter what we call them, we feel compelled to create a list of goals for the 12 months ahead. And I’m no different. In fact, I love lists. They encourage me to evaluate what I’ve accomplished in the preceding year and what I want to accomplish in the

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All Because of a Story by Pamela Mytroen

What is your favourite Christmas tradition? Decorating the tree, exchanging cards, or even the simple greeting of “Merry Christmas”? Did you ever stop to think how these ideas took hold and came to be so cherished? Storytellers have had much influence in not only restoring long lost Christmas traditions but also in totally re-inventing them. Following are two examples of authors

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Remember with an Elegy by Violet Nesdoly

Remember with an Elegy by Violet Nesdoly

A wonderful way to remember someone after they have died is to write a poem about them. Such a poem of remembrance is called an elegy. The Poetry Dictionary defines elegy: “A poem for someone who has died; also called a lament and threnody. Elegies are love poems for the dead, tributes and offerings to loss” – John Drury, The

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Remembering Those Gone Before by Janice L Dick

Having been raised in a Mennonite home with pacifistic traditions, I’ve had a difficult time coming to terms with Remembrance Day and all it stands for. I am more thankful than I can say for those who risked or gave their lives so I can live in peace. I can recite “In Flanders Fields,” and it fills me with emotions.

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It’s Just Fear Talking by Tracy Krauss

It’s Just Fear Talking by Tracy Krauss

My colleagues have posted some excellent articles this month dealing with common ‘writerly’ fears and how to overcome them. Nothing worth doing comes easily or so it seems. So it makes sense that this also applies to the writing life. To quote writer Jeff Goins, “Do it afraid.” Good advice. Some of the best learning comes outside our comfort zones.

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