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NaNoWriMo Kick-off

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Happy (inter)National Novel Writing Month! Have you set your goals? I plan to write at least 50,000 words of a new novel (the classic NaNo) but I started on October 15 (so part rebel). I was ready to write and… Read More »NaNoWriMo Kick-off

Happy Summer

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Some people think mid-August is the end of summer. Maybe for teachers, facing back-to-work after 2 months off and parents of schoolchildren celebrating back-to-school shopping, but often for us summer vacation has been the last 2 weeks of August. It’s… Read More »Happy Summer

Writers of the Future

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The Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest is a longstanding and prestigious contest for new speculative fiction authors. Last year, I was thrilled to receive an Honourable Mention for my short science fiction story in Quarter 1 of the… Read More »Writers of the Future

Yes, You Can Do Your Taxes

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If your income is on T-slips (employment, CPP, limited investments) there is no reason to pay the bone-chilling amounts charged by tax preparers. You can download similar software (some is free), punch in the same amounts from your slips, and… Read More »Yes, You Can Do Your Taxes

Celebrating Rejection

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This month marks a milestone in my author journey: I received my first rejection! It was February 13 and not only did I receive a rejection, but it was a personal rejection with comments on my fantasy short story and… Read More »Celebrating Rejection

Jeanne’s Cakes

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I recently visited Winnipeg, because who wouldn’t want to stand at the corner of Portage and Main in mid-January? I was with a group, and it was a fantastic meeting, but I was inadvertently caught up in the Great Winnipeg… Read More »Jeanne’s Cakes