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People plotting: Creating unique characters – Part one

Let’s imagine that you’ve thought of a great premise for a story and even crafted a general plot. You then need to develop some characters to inhabit the world you’re intending to create. So where do ideas for characters come from? How do successful authors invent people for their stories, those imaginary men, women, children, and even animals that are a perfect fit for the story? Let’s be honest,... read more

Coaching and Consulting

A professional writing coach is someone with whom you can consult, ask questions and receive constructive feedback. A professional specializing in coaching and consulting acts as a guide as you build your career as a professional writer. A coach can help you conquer a stumbling block, regain momentum or make a start on a new project. I’m a member of the Calgary Association of Freelance Editors and... read more

Learn How to Write Effective and Compelling Historical Fiction

Historical fiction combines the events of the past with characters and stories from the writer’s imagination. This course examines the art of writing historical fiction and the need to fully immerse yourself in a particular time period to make your storytelling more believable. Learn how to write effective, authentic and appealing historical fiction and how to turn your ideas into compelling stories.... read more

Copywriting for Business

I offer a number of writer services for business. The way in which you communicate with your customers is a vital component of your business and well written content can be the difference between success and failure. I have extensive experience in writing for a wide range of industries and market segments and offer a variety of copywriting services including website content, blogs and newsletters, social... read more

Great Online Workshops for Kids

Check out these great online workshops for children and young adults. Many children are very interested in writing stories, but often need help to channel their writing ability and encourage them to move forward with their projects. Professional advice about writing, editing, and revision can encourage a person’s creativity, whatever form that creativity may take. These online workshops are conducted... read more

The Many Benefits of a Writing Coach

A professional writing coach is someone with whom you can consult, ask questions and receive constructive feedback. They act as a guide as you build your career as a professional writer. A coach can help you conquer a stumbling block, regain momentum or make a start on a new project. My program helps you progress as a writer. You decide what you want to work on during a personalized, one on one... read more

When Words Collide August 14, 2021

Today, I’ll be appearing online at When Words Collide, Calgary’s exciting annual literary festival . My presentation entitled Writing Historical Fiction is at 10 am on August 14. Learn how to write an effective, authentic, and appealing story in this genre and how to fully immerse yourself in your chosen time period. Understand what defines historical fiction and different time periods, how... read more

When Words Collide August 13, 2021

Today, I’ll be appearing online at When Words Collide, Calgary’s exciting annual literary festival . My presentation entitled Time Travel: Not Just a Thing of the Past is at 3 pm on August 13. I’ll be sharing tips and tricks to weave time travel elements into the plot for any age group. Learn how to plan and realize your novel with an alternate reality element that takes the reader on a... read more

When Words Collide 2021

This weekend, I’ll be appearing at When Words Collide. This exciting annual literary festival embraces literature of all forms, including genre, and this year is held online. When Words Collide exists to provide an opportunity for the literary community, from readers to writers to publishers, to gather and share information and inspiration. With the belief that different genres have more in common... read more

Copywriting for Business

I offer a number of writer services for business. The way in which you communicate with your customers is a vital component of your business and well written content can be the difference between success and failure. I have extensive experience in writing for a wide range of industries and market segments and offer a variety of copywriting services including website content, blogs and newsletters, social... read more

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