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Making haste slowly

I am a terrible typist. Believe me, nobody would ever hire me for an office job where typing was a requirement, because I can’t make forty words a minute, even allowing for mistakes. My fingers get tangled. I type “form” … Continue reading

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Two kinds of people

I love the old joke that goes “There are two kinds of people in the world – those who divide people into two kinds, and those who don’t”. (I also love “There are ten kinds of people in the world … Continue reading

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Art Therapy Day

The third Monday of every month is Art Therapy Day for a small group of us. We’ve been doing this for a few months now, taking a day where we get together and play with art stuff, eat a potluck … Continue reading

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The new story progresses

I’ve been making steady progress on the second book in the Swan Harp trilogy. It’s going much more slowly than the first one, in large part because I thought about the first story, in various forms, for nearly twenty years … Continue reading

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Tune in next year…

Last summer a friend of mine told me, “If you sell The Swan Harp you’ll have to write two more books. Young-adult books sell in threes.” My immediate reaction was panic. Two more stories in this world? I didn’t think … Continue reading

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Composting

I’m a composter. I have a pile that I toss stuff onto, stir around and oxygenate, keep moist and yet sheltered, and after a while, that “stuff” turns into something that nourishes growing things. I can hear my husband now … Continue reading

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The “mood”

I called a friend of mine last week to see if she were going to come out to the Open Mike, as she had said she would. “Oh, no,” she said to me, “the Muse has struck, I have to … Continue reading

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Alone together

This weekend – Friday and Saturday – have been very full of wonderful writerly things. Jake MacDonald, our guest author, flew in from Winnipeg on Friday. Angie picked him up in the Sault and brought him straight to dinner with … Continue reading

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Seasonal Affective – creativity?

This morning I had to look twice to be sure that all that white stuff on the ground wasn’t snow, but frost. It was frost. All the same, winter’s coming; I know it, and Sky knows it. Winter is her … Continue reading

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Stop me before I write more!

The other night my husband and I sat on the couch with tea – we do this sometimes, when he can drag me away from the writing. Actually it’s not quite that bad; he’s home two days a week and … Continue reading

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