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Day one!

It’s been an eventful first day of the binge. To start with. last night we had a kick-off dinner, with bubbly to celebrate my grant, and my progress so far on The Last Black Swan. Shortly after midnight I went … Continue reading

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Benefits of the Binge

There’s a negative connotation to the word “binge”. It suggests a lack of control and discipline. As a survivor of probably a dozen binges or more over the last six years, I think there’s something to be said for them. … Continue reading

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It takes teamwork

Today was an early and busy day for me. Tomorrow I travel down to the Art Gallery of Sudbury to Laurence Steven’s launch for the Scrivener Press spring lineup. While it might seem on the face of it that I … Continue reading

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What Editors Want

Among my writing friends I have several who have a lot of experience as journalists, writing for newspapers and magazines. I’ve learned a lot from them about writing non-fiction for periodicals. The most valuable thing I’ve learned is what editors … Continue reading

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I’m not making this up, you know!

One part of Julia Cameron’s course “The Artist’s Way” is an assignment not to read for a week. The week I did my “not-reading”, I made an exception for traffic signs. What I noticed that week, though, was how hard … Continue reading

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Happy Hour is here!

Six p.m., and Happy Hour at the January Writers’ Binge! In the past three days I’ve made one breakfast, one lunch and one supper, plus a batch of homemade mango ice cream (recipe below) for tonight’s dessert. Oh, yes, and … Continue reading

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The binge! The binge!

Today I’m heading into Thessalon to spend three solid days of writing with Angie and Gordon and Ali and Terry and Kevin. We all have projects to work on, and the binge is a way to get a big chunk … Continue reading

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Stories in the North

This year my friends Angie and Gordon got their beautiful baby girl. For the last two or three years they’ve been working hard at presenting themselves as the great parents they would be in the effort to adopt a child, … Continue reading

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That was a week!

It’s been an incredible week. My cheque arrived, and I got all shaky and fluttery all over again. The feeling that I don’t have to worry about living expenses while I complete this novel is unfamiliar to me. I’m having … Continue reading

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Floating…

Yesterday at about five o’clock, as I was working on a subplot development in the YA novel, I got a phone call from my friend Gordon. Gordon and his wife, Angie, are professional writers doing corporate work to keep the … Continue reading

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