Thomas Ingersoll, Greeter at Ingersoll Public Library, and Me

Last night I just felt so supported! No, I’m not talking about my–ahem–clothing. I’m talking about my overwhelming pleasure at the support I receive from readers. When I got to Ingersoll Public Library for my author talk last night, I wasn’t sure how many to expect. This is not my community even though long ago […]

Dare to Dance With Giants

Have you ever felt absolutely dwarfed by the size of the tasks before you? Kind of like I felt on a trip down the Pacific Coast through Washington, Oregon and further? Those trees put me in my place, for sure. They owned the space. When I looked at the pictures afterwards I really saw the comparison. I look like an absolute bug! Much as I loved seeing and touching those giants, I still had a sense of my own value.

7 Lessons Related To Being a Writer

Eight years ago (almost) when I first started my novelist’s journey, I knew I’d be using my love of words, my English teacher knowledge of grammar and spelling, my research abilities, and even my computer knowledge. Piece of cake, I told myself. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Heard that before? The expression refers […]

Fruitful Hours of Blog Trolling

Do you have trouble checking out all the links, email post announcements and Twitter suggestions which you get in a day or a week? I certainly do. And just now, I’m having more trouble than usual what with all the posts I’m creating for my book launch, the reading of proofs for The Loyalist’s Wife, […]

People Keep Recommending Writing Books!

Books on writing abound for the novice, mid-ground, and even the seasoned writer. Everywhere I turn, every workshop I attend, weekend course I take, or email from places like Writer’s Digest, my attention turns to another book which will help with my writing. I’m a book person, so wanting to learn more from others’ books is just natural. And I am happy that wonderful, knowledgeable people have gone before and written about the experience to help me in my journey.

7 Skills Writers Might Give Away

In another in her series of very helpful posts, Judy Cullins talked about driving traffic to a writer’s site by offering giveaways. I’ve thought a lot about this and have decided I’m two things: a true bashful Canadian and a reluctant marketer.