The Writer’s Road

So you want to be a writer, eh? What are your qualifications? Creative introvert with an active imagination and a flair for the dramatic who lives mostly in her head? Perfect. Wait, what's that? You struggle with self-esteem? Stand by for crushing rejection. Don't worry. You'll get used to it. Plagued by jealous feelings? You... Continue Reading →

Poems from my past

Recently I unearthed a folder full of old poetry and other bits of brain barf with the intent of sharing it with my teen readers. Look! I wrote [bad] angsty poetry when I was your age and now I occasionally get paid to write stuff! However, while teen me felt perfectly fine sharing these poems... Continue Reading →

Lessons from the Olympics

Hubs is an Olympics junkie. The past few mornings I've found him camped out on the couch watching curling on the Canadian network, and we've spent the last two nights cheering on the American snowboarders. The women's competition was amazing to watch, and we all celebrated Chloe Kim's incredible run. Although I couldn't help but... Continue Reading →

Turn into the skid

Writing is a lot like driving in the snow. It takes a fair amount of practice before you are able to confidently keep yourself from careening into a snowbank. You need to stay focused, proceed slowly and with caution. Be mindful of others on the road, but don't get too close - in other words,... Continue Reading →

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