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Deadly Fall in Ramsay

This week’s Calgary Through the Eyes of Writers blogs about Deadly Fall, with a hilarious picture of sculpture in Ramsay that looks like a falling church. Hilarious. How have I missed seeing this art? I’ll look out for it on my next walk through Ramsay.

Opal POV

I’m honoured to be the featured writer in this month’s issue of Opal POV, an E-zine launched this summer by Calgary writer and publisher Cindy DeJager. In addition to interviews, articles and flash fiction, Opal POV features regular columns by Calgary writer Catherine Saykaly-Stevens on social media (this month her topic is Password Protection) and [...]

Happy New Year

NaNoWriMo got me interested in tracking my writing activity stats. For Christmas, I received a present that is doing this for physical activity – a fitbit that tracks my daily footsteps. So far — that, is for six days — my fitbit has encouraged me to walk or jog on the spot when I’d normally [...]

Happy Holidays

I wish you all a magical holiday season. Best wishes for a wonderful 2016 filled with reading and writing.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Writers

While Googling images for memoir writing I came across a couple of Christmas gift ideas for writers interested in memoir: a desk calendar and a game. See today’s blog post for my thoughts on Memoir vs. Fiction. Happy Holidays!

NaMeWriMo

My National Novel Writing Month project this fall wasn’t a novel — it was a memoir. I decided this was allowed, since memoir is, in many ways, closer to novels and than it is to other non-fiction. On the whole, while writing the book last month, I found memoir closer to fiction than I expected. [...]

NaNoWriMo is over

National Novel Writing Month is over. I both lost and won. Win: I accomplished my primary goal of completing a first draft of my book idea. Win/lose: It’s a short book – 31,327 words. I don’t know if it’s expandable enough to publish traditionally, if it’s publishable at all. Win: Regardless, it was a worthwhile [...]

Giller Bash photos

Check out these photos from Calgary’s Giller Bash last week. A well-attended fun event, as seen in the smiling faces.

Day 13

Day 13 of National Novel Writing Month. It sure is grueling to try to write 50,000 words in one month, but NaNo has pushed me forward. My word count slipped today, but I’m still a little ahead of the target and on track to reach the goal on Nov 28th. NaNo provides stats and a [...]

NaNo – Day 2

Total word count to date: 4,850. I’m giving it a strong kickoff because I know I won’t be able to maintain a fast pace. NaNoWriMo has been interesting so far, for a variety of reasons.

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