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Read to Write

October 13, 2011

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One thing I’ve heard over and over again: if you’re going to write, you need to read. And since reading is such a pleasure, this isn’t a problem.  I really appreciate an author’s sensibility; it’s fascinating to unravel (and bask in) their style. This blurb is about learning from a novel – not just having […]

Chef on a Mission

September 29, 2011

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Okay, okay, I’m straying away from my general formatting – but life is getting busy, and I keep this blog strictly formatted, I’ll never write an entry. Too busy writing elsewhere. New! Beautiful news. I’ve joined the blogging team for the Ottawa International Writers Festival and have just completed my first assignment. Actually, I can’t call […]

Read to write

June 8, 2011

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The Woman in White Okay – I LOVE reading the preface in classic (old) literature. For some reason, novelists these days just don’t seem to lay into their writing like these earlier writers. The preface is an explanation of style, choices, process, promise and of course an opportunity for thanks. About five minutes ago I […]

Writer’s Rush

June 8, 2011

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You know that moment? When the writing flows with nail-biting narrative and you’re entire focus becomes sharpened, becomes fixated on the story that spills from your fingers. Know that moment? It’s the writer’s rush. Our adrenaline. My fix. Here’s what has currently got me hooked: Loving the Perk I’m writing an article for glow magazine […]

Read to write

April 12, 2011

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One thing I’ve heard over and over again: if you’re going to write, you need to read. And since reading is such a pleasure, this isn’t a problem.  I really appreciate an author’s sensibility; it’s fascinating to unravel (and bask in) their style. This blurb is about learning from a novel – not just having […]

Read to write

March 23, 2011

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One thing I’ve heard over and over again: if you’re going to write, you need to read. And since reading is such a pleasure, this isn’t a problem.  I really appreciate an author’s sensibility; it’s fascinating to unravel (and bask in) their style. This blurb is about learning from a novel – not just having […]

Writing in action

February 26, 2011

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This window is for my writing in action news. Lately it’s all been cancer this and cancer that – but I still love to be involved in the world of literary creativity. Whether it’s writing group, submissions, online forums or literary festivals. Getting involved is cool. Latest endeavours: Cloud messenger book launch Aamer Hussein, a […]