I'm feeling the yuletide spirit, friends! Are you as well? I've put a fancy word tree up at Gertrude's Writing Room. Workshops and classes continue to happen. Overall, I'm feeling pretty darn good. Last evening I finished reading a beautiful book by Kyo Maclear called 'The Letter Opener'. Maclear is one of my favourite writers! … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season!
This is how I know I’m a writer: everything I think is a visualized line in a poem or a paragraph. I can see black letters on white paper in the movie theatre of my brain – telling a story. Making a point. Having an opinion. Being brave. Or funny. Or not making any sense … Continue reading I know I’m a Writer because…movie theatres, fuzziness and purpose.
I have a story about Mitch Albom. When I was in OAC Writer's Craft, I had an amazing English teacher, Mr. W. One of his assignments was for us to choose a writer whose work we loved, admired and aspired to learn from - and write in the style of this writer for our assignment. … Continue reading Mitch Albom and I
It's Sunday. I didn't know. Had a good, hearty laugh with my mom on the phone when she told me it was Sunday not Saturday. That about sums up how my holidays are going. I'm a bit off kilter. A bit out of step. A bit disconnected. And I can't seem to shake it. This … Continue reading Holiday Haze – A Lengthy Update
November has come and gone, and with it brought many a wonderful things to my writing life. While becoming an official 'NaNoWriMo Winner' and being part of that lovely circle of winners was NOT something that did occur, I have to say, I'm not feeling sad about it at all. I came in at around … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – My results