Giveaway WINNER!

Any one of the six people who commented on my previous post would have been a worthy winner. I knew I couldn’t be impartial, so I printed out each of the comments and enlisted the help of my hubby to pick one out of the (clean) dog bowl. And the winning name… CLUCULZWRITER! Congratulations, Joylene! I’llContinue reading “Giveaway WINNER!”

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A Non-review and Giveaway: ROOT BEER CANDY AND OTHER MIRACLES

I don’t often review books because I don’t feel comfortable passing judgment, negative or positive, on someone else’s writing. When I do recommend a book, it’s because I’m particularly enthusiastic about it. I’m enthusiastic about ROOT BEER CANDY AND OTHER MIRACLES, but you’re likely to think I’m biased because the author is my daughter, ShariContinue reading “A Non-review and Giveaway: ROOT BEER CANDY AND OTHER MIRACLES”

Conference Reflections, Past and Present

The Surrey International Writers’ Conference was, as it always is for me, an incredible weekend. So many wonderful people to meet, informative workshops to attend, and inspirational opportunities to absorb. So many books available to buy (I would have liked one of each but settled on four). Each time I return home and begin reflecting, I say many of the sameContinue reading “Conference Reflections, Past and Present”

Everything Writing

This week my life is all about writing. Oh, I write pretty much every day, but there’s a special focus on it right now. On Tuesday I joined my daughter, Shari Green, for an evening hosted by the Golden Ears Writers in Maple Ridge. She and her fellow authors Denise Jaden and Dawn Ius Dalton tookContinue reading “Everything Writing”

Judging books by their covers…

Do you judge books by their covers? We’re admonished not to, but I have to admit that’s the first thing that attracts my attention when I’m browsing for a new book to buy. Certain covers instantly catch my attention in either a negative or positive way and I’ll either reach for it, or turn toContinue reading “Judging books by their covers…”

Now THAT was a conference!

Whooo-eeee! A three-and-one-half day whirlwind just deposited me back at home and my brain is still reeling. So many great people, so much information conveyed, such a lot of encouragement, inspiration and motivation provided… not to mention all the fabulous food consumed! I promised a conference round up, but I’ve come to the conclusion it’sContinue reading “Now THAT was a conference!”

Fleeting Whispers of Writing Grandeur

. There’s a pair of my husband’s slacks slung over the back of a kitchen chair. They’ve been there for several days, with a frayed knee waiting to be mended.  Navy cotton duck doesn’t talk, so why is there a trace of taunting going on every time I pass by? They know mending isn’t highContinue reading “Fleeting Whispers of Writing Grandeur”

Roaming Bookstores and Seashores

. Roaming a bookstore is something akin to roaming the seashore for me. There is exhilaration and discovery, the heady smell that is unique to the location. My daughter loves to do both, too, as her blog post and Flickr pictures yesterday attest. Her enthusiasm for acquiring books reminded me of my recent visit toContinue reading “Roaming Bookstores and Seashores”

Writing Insecurities

  On Twitter last night I read DD Shari Green’s tweet, “964 words. Some of them don’t suck.” Then on the Writer Unboxed blog I encountered Debbie Ohi’s delightful cartoon… The cartoon evoked so many comments along the line of, “You must be living in my head!” and “Have you been spying on me?” that aContinue reading “Writing Insecurities”

Unresponsive Brain Cells Don’t Matter, Do They?

‘Information Overload’ is a reality. I know, because I’m afflicted. Just home from four days at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference and my fuzzy brain refuses to offer up coherent words for a timely post of writing inspiration. Not that it doesn’t contain lots of said inspiration. It does. It’s just that the great helpingsContinue reading “Unresponsive Brain Cells Don’t Matter, Do They?”