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Writing the Stampede City

Shaun Hunter’s post about Katherine Govier writing about Calgary makes me look forward to the sky ride at next week’s Calgary Stampede. While riding up high, I always enjoy counting the construction cranes.

Looking forward to the parade

Shaun Hunter’s post on writers writing about Calgary is, appropriately, about the Stampede parade that takes place here in two weeks. I’ll be there with my hat on – no boots yet.


Check out my friend Shaun Hunter’s new blog series about Calgary through the eyes of writers.

Mexico Anyone?

This blog post by author Gordon Cope made me want to fly to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to attend their writers’ conference that’s been going strong for ten years.

New link

Check out this blog post by my newest link Glenna Jenkins about her route to getting published.

Not Too Pushy?

Promo that works – from this reader’s perspective

Too pushy?

Has self-promotion run its course?

Hemingway on writing

Here’s a great blog post written by my friend, Glenna Jenkins, detailing Ernest Hemingway’s views on writing. Tons of advice for writers from a master of the craft.

Library Writers Weekend

Yesterday, at the Calgary Public Library’s Writers’ weekend I got lots of comments about my T-shirt. The truth is I rarely base my characters on people I know. Honest. Those rare times I do, the character becomes so changed from the original that he or she is no longer that person.

Crime Writers Blog Post

Thanks to my new role as a Crime Writers of Canada Prairie Region director, the CWC invited me to write a guest blog for their Crime Time newsletter’s From Sea to Sea column. Scroll down the newsletter for my take on the topic Boomer Lit: A Booming Market?

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