Category Archives: Marketing

Taking for granted

In the last few months I’ve applied to several granting programmes. Here in Ontario there are two provincially-funded ones I can apply for, and one federally-funded one, and I’ve gone for them all. Canada Council is a hotly-contested, national grant … Continue reading

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Moving on

For the last year “The Swan Harp” has been with a publisher who expressed interest in it. Although I would love to work with this company, at this point there is nothing happening, and no deadline for anything to happen. … Continue reading

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That network thing

On Friday a friend of mine who is also a professional artist in paint and collage called to ask me to write her a poem. She’s entering a show in which each piece displayed must be a collaboration among three … Continue reading

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Duh!

David reminded me that I have contacts in the writing world. I called up the editor I worked with on “Erik the Viking Sheep”, many years ago, and was surprised and delighted when she said, “I was thinking about you … Continue reading

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How writing is like lambing

For just over a decade I raised sheep, and my favourite part of raising sheep was lambing. I loved seeing each new lamb born, finding out whether it was a ewe or a ram, and seeing the colour. I loved … Continue reading

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At lewis ends again

When I was a child, I read all the Paddington Bear books. Paddington used the phrase “at lewis ends” instead of “loose ends”, and it became a byword in our family for that state of not knowing what to do … Continue reading

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When self-publishing makes sense

Okay, maybe it sounded like I came down a bit hard on self-publication in the last post. That was about fiction, which is the kind of creative writing that everybody thinks they can do – and they can, except maybe … Continue reading

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