Inspiring Indies: Wisdom from Indie Pros

For those of you who are ready to look into the publishing stage of writing, indie publishing offers an opportunity you shouldn't overlook. Today I'm very pleased to share some advice from two indie author friends of mine, Savannah Jezowski and Tammy Lash. I asked them a series of questions about what the indie publishing process … Continue reading Inspiring Indies: Wisdom from Indie Pros

Writing Prompt: Laughter

For today’s writing prompt, we’re going to look at characters’ senses of humour. What would your character find funny? What is the funniest joke he or she has ever heard? What sort of joke would he or she share with another character? How would those other characters react to that person’s joke? Is your character … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Laughter

Writing Prompt: Home

Home is a deeply powerful theme in our lives. Whether warm fuzzy feelings, mixed memories, or even confusion, considering home in your writing will resonate with readers while helping you to explore your own experiences and/or that of your characters. Use any of the prompts below to jumpstart your writing today. Write about a homecoming. … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Home

Pep Talk Princess: Fighting With Failure

This post is going to go into very real, very raw territory. But that is something that is needed when establishing community, and I think it’s something every writer faces: the idea of failure. I’m going to be completely honest: as a writer, I’ve failed A LOT. Even in the past six months, I entered … Continue reading Pep Talk Princess: Fighting With Failure

The Creativity Question

I sometimes wonder whether curiosity, rather than creativity, is the true hallmark of an artist. In my experience, writing isn't so much an act of creation as it is a journey of discovery. As I've grown as a writer, exploring and developing my craft, I feel less and less like I am creating something new … Continue reading The Creativity Question

Buddies + Brainstorming

“It’s a fact universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a pen/typewriter/computer must be in want of a brainstorming partner.” – Jane Austen in 2018 It’s a common belief that writing is a solitary endeavour—you see that notion everywhere. It’s perhaps the reason why many of us writers blog; because we are lonely and … Continue reading Buddies + Brainstorming

Writing Lessons on Ice: Day 1

When I was a kid my great dream was to be an Olympic figure skater. Truth be told, that dream lives on in a corner of my heart. I was--and still am--mesmerized by the ease and grace with which the accomplished skaters sped and leaped and twirled across the ice. And not a little impressed … Continue reading Writing Lessons on Ice: Day 1