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Paying Attention to Advice About Writing

Over 30 years, I have written six novels and a memoir. My earliest attempts began when I was attending university. When I look back at these initiations into the world of writing, I see the immature and awkward fumblings of … Continue reading

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Word on the Street 2014

For the second year in a row, I rented a booth at Toronto’s Word on the Street festival in order to sell my children’s fantasy novel, More Precious Than Rubies: The Return of the Norse Gods. The morning started unpromisingly … Continue reading

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Technology Science Fiction

I am astounded by how people have become absorbed in their technological toys. On the bus the other day, I was amazed that a female passenger was even reading a book made of paper. I know I am old-fashioned but … Continue reading

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The Nasty but Necessary Business of Editing

When teaching students what is involved in the writing process, we stress the importance of rough drafts, proofreading, and revising. They don’t always get why rewriting is necessary and so there are the expectant protests and groans when they are … Continue reading

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The Gift of Writing, the Gift of Reading

Eight months have passed since I self-published my children’s fantasy novel, More Precious Than Rubies, and only four months have passed since I became involved with social media and signed up with twitter. But, already, I have witnessed the benefits … Continue reading

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Interview with author David J. Normoyle

This week I’m thrilled to be able to provide an interview with Indie YA Fantasy Author David J. Normoyle. The author has two YA books out: Crimson Dream and Myth Weaver. I was drawn to David on Twitter because of … Continue reading

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