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People plotting: Creating unique characters – Part one

Posted by on Sep 18, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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, ideas for characters can come from just about anywhere – on the train, street, plane, TV, movies, pictures and photographs, historical...

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Coaching and Consulting

Posted by on Sep 12, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 have served as the Writer-in-Residence with the Canadian Authors Association. Further details, along with numerous references and...

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Learn How to Write Effective and Compelling Historical Fiction

Posted by on Sep 7, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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. Understand what defines historical fiction and different historical time periods, create believable settings and plausible characters and learn...

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Copywriting for Business

Posted by on Sep 1, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 media including Facebook and Twitter, brochures, direct mail, sales letters, press releases, newspaper and magazine advertising and...

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Great Online Workshops for Kids

Posted by on Aug 27, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 using email assignments. After emailing me your first completed assignment, this will be returned with comments, suggestions, and...

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The Many Benefits of a Writing Coach

Posted by on Aug 20, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 relationship. I can be your coach for just one month or we can establish a month-to-month arrangement, depending on your schedule and...

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When Words Collide August 14, 2021

Posted by on Aug 14, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 to create believable settings, plausible characters, and the role of research in the creation of your novel. My presentation on Writing for...

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When Words Collide August 13, 2021

Posted by on Aug 13, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 logical journey, in an illogical world. To attend presentations register for When Words Collide @...

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When Words Collide 2021

Posted by on Aug 12, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 than they have differences, the festival includes content for all types of literature including mainstream, science fiction, fantasy, romance,...

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Copywriting for Business

Posted by on Jul 30, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 media including Facebook and Twitter, brochures, direct mail, sales letters, press releases, newspaper and magazine advertising and...

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