Twenty four years ago Mike Parker submitted his first manuscript, Guides of the Northwoods: Hunting & Fishing Tales from Nova Scotia, to Doubleday Canada Publishing Group. In a rejection letter dated August 30th, Editor Jill Lambert took the time to add, “P.S. I really did enjoy this manuscript; I thought it was well written and […]
This past July, Doreen Pendgracs launched Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate whereby the author invites readers to join her on a sensuous, taste-tempting journey of chocolate discovery. Aside from getting insider information about chocolate from various countries in Europe, Doreen explores topics such as how and where cacao becomes chocolate; various personalities […]
Happy to let readers know that this bi-weekly series resumes tomorrow. First guest is Doreen Pendgracs who will be talking about her new book, “Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate.” Her book is delicious … and her interview promises to be yummy as well.
Saturday, October 26, Haviland Club in Charlottetown, PEI. This workshop is suitable for both newly-minted freelance writers and seasoned journalists who want to expand their portfolio. Aside from exploring magazine and corporate writing opportunities, participants will also pick up tips on managing the business end of things from how to negotiate and figure out what your time is […]
I keep falling in love. With Fredericton. Sounds schmaltzy maybe, but there you have it. One of the reasons is that it’s so hip and savvy. To demonstrate this, I just wrote an article about how Fredericton’s new “Twisitor Centre” is making headlines. As it happens, I just joined the 21st Century and bought an […]
Heading to PEI this summer and will be delivering a MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP on Saturday, August 3rd from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE: Argyle Shore Community Hall (7654 Route 19 – between the TransCanada Highway and the Bonshaw Road, about 25 min. from Charlottetown). Fee: $90 Want more information? Workshop outline? Email me at email@example.com
Well now. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. Or, when you are in such a spin you don’t know which way is up. Or down. Mercifully, I’ve come out on the other side … and seem to have most of my marbles intact. Have also been canoeing of late. Great trip with dear […]
OK. In my last post I bellyached about how I was away so much that it interfered with my having time to write any posts. I signed off by saying, “No more excuses.” I lied. I got pneumonia. Yep. Just like getting run over by a train. Knocked me silly and put me out of […]
If you sensed I was embarrassed when I wrote my last post, I am now mortified knowing it’s been so bloody long since I’ve been posting on a regular basis. My excuse? Tracking down stories … two weeks in New Brunswick, three weeks in Labrador and five weeks in Vietnam/Cambodia and Thailand respectively–all since my […]
I’m embarrassed to have such a prolonged absence here. I seem to get sidetracked by life in general and work in particular. Not a bad thing! But it does seem a pity that we have to interrupt living with getting a few hours leep. Such is life. You’ll be happy to know, however, that the […]
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