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Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Monster Head

Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Monster Head

The procrastination monster has returned! Time to cower in my blanket fort and listen to the whoosh of missed deadlines. How have I procrastinated? Let me count the ways: 1. Baby Stuff Two months out from our baby-day estimate, I […]

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A Writer’s Definition of Success

A Writer’s Definition of Success

I have been thinking a lot about what my definition of success should be, as a writer. After all, last week I outlined a whole bunch of goals for 2017. And while I want to meet those goals and produce […]

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Experiencing and Processing Life through Fiction

Experiencing and Processing Life through Fiction

It was a clickbait headline that got me thinking. This one: “She’s 31 and may not live to 35.” While I won’t go into the details, I will point you to the relevant cystic fibrosis non-profit: Emily’s Entourage. But it […]

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Thankfulness

Thankfulness

I realize it isn’t thanksgiving—either the Canadian one or the American one or any other one. But something that has been on my mind lately is writers in my life, both professional and amateur, that I am thankful for and […]

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Advice

Advice

Arguably, one of the best pieces of life advice I ever received was given to my class at large by our grade 10 English teacher. I don’t know if it struck anyone else as deeply as it did me, I can […]

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An Evening with Zadie Smith

An Evening with Zadie Smith

In early October, I received an email informing me that this February’s guest author for The Calgary Distinguished Writer’s Program, presented annually, was none other than Zadie Smith. Zadie Smith is a name I’ve heard bandied around the writing world for years. Though I intended to […]

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