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When I Am Brave

When I am brave, I will face the page every day with excitement and expectation. I will build a pile of pages, some connected by thoughts and themes, and some individual ones, standing alone with a purpose. A poem. An … Continue reading

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Hemingway Talks About Love

We ate well And cheaply And drank well And cheaply And slept well And warm together And loved Each other –   Ernest Hemingway She wanted the print because it contained a quote by a famous author and featured a typewriter, … Continue reading

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Destroy the Evidence

Last Saturday I went to a writing workshop in London, hosted by Brian Henry. During the workshop, we had 30 minutes to write a short story about a character named Stella, age 42. The theme  I chose was “destroy the evidence”. … Continue reading

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Your Story

I’m writing poetry again! It’s been years, but this one came to me in a rush. I love how productive poetry makes me feel–I can create something in only a short period of time. Someday I will tattoo this Isak … Continue reading

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Broken

In 2013 I entered the CBC’s Creative Nonfiction writing competition. Unfortunately, I didn’t win the contest but I wanted to share my piece, which deals with my sister’s brain injury. My submission is called Broken. Broken “I’m not crazy, am … Continue reading

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Inspirational book: Greasewood Creek

I read a lot– at least 2 novels a week– but usually the books are just for fun and entertainment. I am a big fan of Swedish crime novels, for instance. But I just finished a slim literary novel that … Continue reading

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Fountain of Youth

I’m back with another poem. If you’re a parent of teenaged girls or you’ve ever been a teenaged girl, you may relate to this one. Fountain of Youth You are silent Believing I could never understand your life I am … Continue reading

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Storm Warning

Poetry will always be my first love. I love the spareness of it, how each word has to fit just so. For me, a poem starts with a great splash of ideas on the page, then I go back and … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Jonathan Gould

Wow, you never know who you’re going to meet on the Internet! Thanks to the power of Twitter (can you tell I am a rabid fan?), I have connected with today”s author, Jonathan Gould. who hails from Australia. If you’re … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Glenn Skinner

Glenn Skinner is one of the terrific #pubwrite people I have met through Twitter. And although we haven’t met personally (yet), he has always been a kind soul ready to pour me a virtual drink and give encouragement. Welcome to … Continue reading

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