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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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One year on…

It’s not quite a year since Shepherd in Residence was published. I received my first royalty cheque this week, and sales, while not what we’d hoped (sell it all out! Have to print another thousand!) were, in my view, respectable. … 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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Granted

  I’m having an extremely busy month. I’ve had articles to write, plus work on the novel, and I’ve spent a lot of time in the pottery studio, because most writers do need a fallback job, and mine’s pottery. In … Continue reading

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Wading in the income stream

I love to write, and I’m trying to make a living doing what I love. There are lots of ways to sell writing. Currently I’m working on three – fiction, non-fiction and corporate writing. Fiction is self-explanatory. I’m going to … Continue reading

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