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My Writing Journal

Browse here for posts related to all aspects of my writing life including

travel, research, mythology, and musings.

Writing a New Book from an Old Experience

The last few months I've been drafting a brand new book. It's a paranormal murder mystery set on the British Columbia coast. In 2013-2014, I worked as a Relief Lighthouse Keeper for a year with the Canadian Coast Guard. I kept a journal and blogged my adventures here....

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Presenting with Prezi

I had a wonderful time presenting a workshop at my local library last night. Libraries are just such positive, enriching places. They're safe, they're secure, they're free! They offer knowledge, entertainment, companionship, a perfect environment for sparking...

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Multi-tasking Woes

I'm usually adept at multi-tasking. So far it hasn't damaged my brain, lowered my IQ, or affected my work performance as documented by Forbes. I don't think. It did, however, cause a glitch in my breakfast plan this morning. It happened something like this. Rachael...

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Creative Ink!

As I sit here watching the snow fall—yet again—in Vancouver, I'm hopeful. Spring is coming, and I'm gearing up for another Writer's Conference. Every year, I go to the SiWC at the end of October, and then I wait and wait and wait. Writing is a solitary activity—just...

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1970s Fantasy Novels

I've always loved reading fantasy. Here's a list of classics from the Seventies that still appeal today and helped us get here. via Popular 1970s Fantasy Novels | Thoughts on Fantasy

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