Tag Archives: Here be Dragons

Fingers crossed

Almost four months ago I submitted an application to the Northern Works-in-Progress grant competition. The grants are awarded about four months after the deadline date. In fact, the last time I won a grant, the notification arrived promptly on April … Continue reading

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All grist to the mill

Happy New Year, all. I hope 2014 is full of good times and satisfying work, not to mention frequent dates with the Muse, and random inspiration. I’ve had a round of random inspiration already. On January 2nd my sister Carla … Continue reading

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Aart Therapy rocks!

Yesterday was Art Therapy Day in Thessalon. There were only three of us – the hard-core three, Rhea, Pauline and me. So what did we do? We did what we always do: we drank coffee and ate yummy food, but … Continue reading

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Break out the bubbly

That’s what we did last night on the last dinner of the writing binge. We had several things to celebrate. One was my grant, the second my completion of the first draft of The Last Black Swan. The third toast … Continue reading

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Inspiration strikes

Today was the workhorse day for me because I didn’t have any meals or cleanup to do. I was hoping to get 6,000 words done. The bad news is that I didn’t quite, but the good news is that I … Continue reading

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A weekend of labour

This is day one of the Labour Day Writing Binge in Thessalon. We have record numbers of writers this weekend; right now there are five of us writing away together, and one who writes on his own and arrives at … Continue reading

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Going for the burn!

I’m going to see how much art I can cram into next week. On Monday night we have apoetry reading at Thessalon Libray. On Tuesday, writers’ group, also at Thessalon Library. Wednesday I will be forced to commit art alone … Continue reading

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