How to Get Effective Feedback from Beta Readers

How to Get Effective Feedback from Beta Readers

By now, everyone knows that I am a big supporter of using beta readers. I think they provide something to a piece that an editor can’t: The response of an actual reader. Yes, editors are readers –and obviously exceptional ones. […]

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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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Relearning Writer Discipline

Relearning Writer Discipline

I feel like I am never writing enough. Every few months, when I’ve tumbled down the blackhole of overtime, I need to reestablish my writing habit and that starts with relearning writer discipline. The Familiar Fight Relearning the discipline for […]

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Evolution of an Idea

Evolution of an Idea

Ideas come from anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes the origins are more than a little strange. I find the evolution of ideas fascinating – maybe because it often happens so quickly, so spontaneously that tracing it out becomes impossible. I was […]

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Catching Those Stereotypes

Catching Those Stereotypes

After months of exchanging short Facebook messages and reorganizing calendars, Kate and I got a chance to meet up on Sunday. As usual, our conversation eventually made its way around to writing. We’re both trying to hit the same deadline […]

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