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AWOL

AWOL

Oh dear. There’s a time gremlin on the loose. He sneaks in through the night and steals time from me. One of these days I’ll catch up with him and he will be in deep doodoo. Meanwhile, I’ve been on the road a lot. Also writing a number of stories for Local Xpress, including a […]

The Mindful Writer

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Looking to get your “write” on? Heather White and I will be leading The Mindful Writer, an unplugged writers’ retreat and opportunity to cultivate a mindful writing practice. Topics include painting with words, mindful insights, exercises to spark imagination and creativity. Weekend is suitable for beginner or emerging writers; experienced writers will benefit as well. […]

Want to be a travel writer?

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Date: Saturday, April 16 Place: Halifax, WFNS 1114 Marginal Road Time: 9:30-4:30    Fee: $140 (inc. HST) Focus: travel writing for print publications (newspapers and magazines) as well as e-zines and blogs. Participants will explore the opportunities, and learn about different kinds of travel writing (advertorial, service, round ups, essays, feature, etc.) Samples will be […]

Travel Writing Workshop

Travel Writing Workshop

Happy to be back to Halifax on Saturday April 16 to give another Travel Writing Workshop. It will be at WFNS 1113 Marginal Road, close to the Seaport Farmer’s Market from 9:30 am-4:30 pm; $140. April is going to be busy with Memoir session in Saint John  on April 2 (see previous post) and Travel […]

Memoir Writing Workshop, April 2

Memoir Writing Workshop, April 2

Thrilled to be delivering another workshop in Saint John, NB, April 2nd, titled “Making memories work for you.” This workshop appeals to a variety of ages, writing abilities and interests. For example: seniors who wish to write vignettes for their children and grandchildren; people who are journaling; volunteers from museums, libraries, or different community organizations […]

Hungry (no more) in Halifax

Hungry (no more) in Halifax

Sweet thing happened recently when I was in Halifax. I had just given a Travel Writing Workshop at the Writer’s Fed and was pretty well wiped out. By the time I cleaned up and left it was around 5:30 p.m. One thing that relaxes me is to spend time browsing through the magazines at Atlantic […]

Travel Writing Workshop Jan. 23

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In Halifax, NS, at Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Saturday Jan 23 from 9:30-4:30 Focus: travel writing for print publications, e-zines and blogs. Explore the opportunities, and learn about different kinds of travel writing (advertorial, service, round ups, essays, feature, etc.) Samples provided. You’ll also learn: how to find and analyze markets, […]

Memoir writing 101 Nov. 28

Memoir writing 101 Nov. 28

  This workshop appeals to a variety of interests. For example: seniors who wish to write vignettes for their children and grandchildren; people who are journaling; volunteers from museums, libraries, or different community organizations who are writing newsletters or booklets; freelance writers who are interested in writing stories or essays for pay; scrapbookers who would […]

Friendships

Friendships

I wonder if friendships are made in heaven? Or maybe it’s that when you make a new and fast friend, there’s something heady and heavenly about it. I’m not sure how Melanie Chambers came into my life, but if memory serves, it was a few years ago via the TMAC listserve (Travel Media Association of […]

Reflections

Reflections

I read recently that the source of crafts, science and arts is the power of reflection. So I’ve been doing a wee experiment and sitting by the river first thing in the morning with my cup of coffee … and, well, reflecting. Especially on the art (or craft) of writing in general and the July […]

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