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Central Coast Writer’s Conference

While making the myriad preparations for an upcoming trip, I realized I had not yet published my post on the last conference I attended. So here it is. Central Coast Writer’s Conference I attended the Central Coast Writer’s Conference held annually in San Luis Obispo, California in September. It was a new conference for me …

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Weapons in My Armoury – It Takes a Village

We’ve all heard it said it takes a village to raise a child. I would like to adopt that adage here and say it takes a village to produce a writer. The writer practices their craft in isolation. But to enable a writer to practice their craft to the best of their ability, and to …

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Weapons in my Armoury – You Gotta Believe!!! Can I get an Amen?

This first Saturday of 2018, I am returning to my series: Weapons in my Armoury. If you are new to this series, an explanation can be found in the last paragraph here. My weapon this week is that of believing in yourself. Throughout our lives, there will be nay-sayers. Those people who, for whatever reason, …

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Weapons in my Armoury – Craft

Today I am continuing my Saturday theme on the writing life. This is the third in a series of posts about the writing tools in my work shed. I call the series Weapons in my Armoury. The first of the series was about the value of writing prompts, the second was about platform and branding, …

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Commonplace Books

  While attempting to come up with a title for my earlier post on Notetaking, I discovered a little-known fact. Our modern-day practice of notetaking and collecting those notes in books has historical origins. According to the Harvard University Library Open Collections Program: “In the most general sense, a commonplace book contains a collection of …

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Collecting Notes – Write or Type?

I read a very interesting article recently, Why Digital Note-taking will Never Replace the Physical Journal. It caused me to reexamine my own note-taking practice. Until I was a student at The University of Victoria, I was always a long-hand note taker. While at university, some instructors were giving so much information very quickly that …

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