Tag Archives: humour

Big words

I love big words, and odd words, and funny-sounding words. Recently my husband – who is an orchid freak anyway – purchased a pinguicula (ping-GWIK-you-la) in part because he knows I like the sound of the name. My normal vocabulary … Continue reading

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The Shepherd is launched!

What a weekend! I’ve written about the Thessalon launch at the Shepherd in Residence blog. Here I’d like to talk a bit about the two workshops. After the sumptuous dinner Friday night, courtesy of our own Dr. Blois, I had … Continue reading

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Voice and page

Right now I’m revelling in the pleasure of having “Shepherd in Residence” out in the world, and in my hands. It’s a great pleasure, believe me! One of the best parts of it is hearing what others have to say … Continue reading

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It is to laugh

I now write three columns and am working on getting a fourth. The three that I have are explicitly humour columns; one is book-related, one about life in the pet trade and one about rural life. What I keep hearing … Continue reading

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Literary underwear exposed!

When you write a pitch letter, you really expect that nobody will see it but the editors in question. That’s usually nerve-wracking enough, thank you so very much! But Lauren Roberts of Bibliobuffet clearly thinks my literary underwear, so to … Continue reading

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A world of small

I mentioned in the last post that I like writing a column in part because a column is usually in the word-count range I’m most comfortable with. It’s a bit of a surprise to me that there are people who … Continue reading

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If ya don’t ask…

A couple of years ago I set as one of my goals having a pet column somewhere. I like writing a column. It’s regular, reliable work, it’s in my 400-1000-word zone, where I’m used to writing, and it’s great for … Continue reading

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