Creative Ink Festival Recap

I spent this past Saturday in Vancouver at the inaugural Creative Ink Festival, hosted by the always wonderful Sandra Wickham. It was a blast! I started the day post-welcome with a panel on diversity, which I moderated. Some good points […]

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Keep Writing and Publishing Separate

Keep Writing and Publishing Separate

One of the first pieces of advice I ever came across on the internet remains one of the best: keep writing and publishing separate. I believe it was romance writer Jenny Crusie who first clued me in to it, though […]

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Ask an Editor: The Editorial Skillset

Ask an Editor: The Editorial Skillset

I’ve seen some writers who think that because they write, they’ll make some easy side money offering editorial services freelance. (If you’re one of them, my post may or may not apply to you!) So I have heard new writers […]

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Writing with Chronic Illness

Writing with Chronic Illness

Being Anxiety Ink, we talk often about writing with anxiety and depression, and similar. It’s been a month since the doctor told me I have fibromyalgia, and I’ve noticed some issues particular to writing with chronic illness that isn’t anxiety […]

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HabitRPG: My Writing Productivity Godsend

HabitRPG: My Writing Productivity Godsend

About a month ago, Kate told me about this thing a friend told her about, and did I want to do it? That thing was HabitRPG and the answer was yes. HabitRPG is an app and a website that lets […]

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Storyview versus Worldview

Storyview versus Worldview

I just read Jeff VanderMeer’s amazing Wonderbook, which is a masterclass unto itself, but not for faint of heart or beginners. There are no paint-by-numbers explanations. There is connecting to your writing and emphasis on creativity and ignoring the paint-by-numbers […]

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