Cafe Writer (or the Ultimate Writer Cliche)

Cafe Writer (or the Ultimate Writer Cliche)

This post is to talk about the ultimate writer cliche: cafe writing. You can picture it in your head, easy peasy. A writer–any writer–with a cup of caffeine at their side, staring out the cafe windows as the word passes […]

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Aurora Awards 2017

Aurora Awards 2017

Last year, Crash and Burn (the prologue) was a finalist for an Aurora Award. For the Prix Aurora Awards 2017, Crash and Burn (as a webcomic/graphic novel) surprised us by becoming a finalist again. I am unsure about the whole […]

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Weather Influencing Writing

Weather Influencing Writing

I’m finding my inspiration, motivation, and dedication to writing going up lately and I am fairly certain it’s weather influencing writing that I’m doing. We had a really tough winter in Calgary this year. Lots of -30C days (and colder […]

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Digital Writing Vision Boards as Motivation

Digital Writing Vision Boards as Motivation

I have a little problem with focus. Part of it is because I have too many projects on the go. I have a full-time–overtime!–job with events and stacks of ARCs to read. I have a new baby. I have a […]

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The Last Minute Habit

The Last Minute Habit

As I’m sure you all know by now, I’m currently enrolled in the continuing education department at the University of Calgary earning my professional writing certificate. That means I’m juggling more. A lot more. The intro course was an eye […]

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Themed Work Days for Writing

One thing I have been trying lately is doing themed work days for writing. The Idea The idea started with The Creative Penn podcast #310 where Joanna Penn interviewed Joanna Wiebe on Copywriting for Authors. Penn mentioned Financial Fridays and […]

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