Tag Archives: Sault Star

Going up! The elevator pitch

I’d never heard the term “elevator pitch” until my friend Angie came out with it at a meeting of Stories in the North. I’ve used it for years – I just never knew what it was called. I’m saying “elevator … Continue reading

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Building the list

I’m not talking about a Christmas list, here. I’m talking about keeping a list of the things you’ve published, and preferably copies, too. It sounds obvious, but it’s one of those little housekeeping things that can so easily get away … Continue reading

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The new routine

Today I start my new routine. My regular shift at work is 2:00-10:30 p.m., and I’m trying to get four hours of time in the morning before I have to leave for work. This will let me have breakfast, do … Continue reading

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Double time

Right now life is hectic. I’m training five days a week, eight and a half hours a day, for a job which will eventually be a three-day-a-week commitment. After I get off work at five-thirty, I drive up to David’s … Continue reading

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Making the news

I’ve been learning a lot about writing lately just by working for Jeffrey Ougler, who handles the district news at the Sault Star. I’ve read newspapers all my life – I remember reading some of the articles when I was … Continue reading

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It makes you wonder

Maybe it doesn’t make you wonder, but it makes me wonder. Although I feel I’ve actually done quite well in the earning-a-living-at-writing department, after eighteen months I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just not – yet, anyway – getting … Continue reading

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Gossip

In March I began writing stories for the Sault Star, as a district correspondent for Algoma. What this means is that I can’t cover stories inside Sault Ste Marie – not even if they involve David and Animalia – but … Continue reading

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