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Writing and Teaching Writing – Both Matter!

Writing and Teaching Writing – Both Matter!

A few years ago, I was interviewing to find a new writing teacher for our arts camp. One applicant told me in the interview: It’s good that teaching positions exist because when you can’t make enough money in the arts, teaching is the next best thing. Wrong. If an artist

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Upcoming Readings and Workshops, London Ontario

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I will be in London on Saturday 19th March to hold a number of events related to my novel, The Finding Place. If you have an interest in writing, or you’d love to chat with me about my book, I’d be thrilled to see you there! Here is my schedule:

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Creativity can be Taught… and also Discouraged

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A couple weeks back, at the Arts Academy, one of my teenage writers brought in homework assigned by his Writer’s Craft teacher. It’s so boring, he told me. I asked what he had to do. His homework involved finding as many alternative ways as possible of saying ‘he said’ and

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The Finding Place – Released Tomorrow!

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One of the most exciting parts of this process so far has been receiving reviews from readers – through Amazon and direct to my email and blog. I thought I would share some of the very first ones: A review on Amazon: I was absolutely gripped by the novel’s main

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The Finding Place – Eight Days To Go!

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Adopted from China: What does this mean? Kelly, the main character in The Finding Place, was adopted from China as a baby. While this is just one part of the mosaic that makes up her identity, when her father leaves the family, Kelly begins to question what it means to

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The Finding Place – Front Cover!

The Finding Place – Front Cover!

What a thrilling moment, to see the front cover of your novel for the very first time! And here it is. The background shows the Karst Peaks around Yangshuo, a magical landscape that features prominently in the novel.