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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Audience, Pros and Cons

Audience, Pros and Cons

Coming out of my post last week about¬†inspired versus forced words, I was trying to figure out why I’ve struggled with certain projects lately yet excelled with others. The one story I had been opening weekly and adding meagre words […]

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Forced Words vs. Inspired Words

Forced Words vs. Inspired Words

There’s an excellent image that keeps cycling on my Facebook feed: I’m one of those writers who has always been guilty of writing only when inspired or when everything is just right. Because life is life, I’m not inspired nearly […]

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Cluttered Creative Brain

Cluttered Creative Brain

Excuse me a moment while I talk about my cluttered creative brain. I often find myself upset and despondent, unable to decide what I should or need to be doing. Right now, at home, my wife and I are endeavouring […]

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Writing Work

Writing Work

For the last few weeks, I have been cramming in an hour of writing work a few afternoons a week. Bit by bit, I get work done on writing. I say writing work because it isn’t always writing. The perils […]

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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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