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BOOK!

BOOK!

Well, it’s not officially summer for another month, but the temperature where I live today hit 33 C. That’s HOT for Nova Scotia! Mercifully we are heading into the wilderness tomorrow for four glorious days of paddling and communing with nature. (Read: swatting black flies.) But the interesting thing is that when the temps go up […]

Memoir Writing Workshop, Sydney, April 29

Memoir Writing Workshop,  Sydney, April 29

Oh my. Heading to Cape Breton! Not only were Barrie and I lucky enough to visit God’s Country last fall for Celtic Colours, we are returning this spring both for business and pleasure. Just. Can’t. Wait. While we are there, I decided to tack on an extra day and deliver a workshop on  writing memoirs […]

Hop aboard the Narrative Train!

Hop aboard the Narrative Train!

WRITING WORKSHOP, April 8/9, Saint John Public Library, Market Square Day 1, Sat. April 8 from 9:30-4:30 Participants will read/analyze/discuss samples of nonfiction that illustrate creative non-fiction at its best; discover how an ordinary newspaper story was transformed into a Pulitzer prize-winning narrative nonfiction story; explore the characteristics of narrative nonfiction including: compelling characters, strong scenes, […]

More workshops!

More workshops!

WOWSERS … workshops poppin’ up all over this spring! And shots like this (with snow) becoming less and less. Should soon see buds bursting, and hear peepeers singing their little hearts out! Here’s the roster for the spring … Memoir Writing, Saint John NB, Monday Feb. 27 Memoir  Writing, Lockeport NS, Thursday March 23 Hop […]

Need a 50-hour day

Need a 50-hour day

  I reckon if we had a 50-hour day I might catch up by year 2019. I am so far behind I feel as if I’m mired in a mud hole that’s thicker’n molasses and wading my way through in slow mo. So, any time now, I’m going to shift into high gear and leap […]

Obsessed

Obsessed

Oh my. I recently completed a photo/essay about my love for canoeing and how/where that originated. As a result, I seem to have become obsessed with taking photos of canoes. So I decided to upload a gallery of canoe shots which I hope to do tonight. Stay tuned! Oh yeah … and the photo/essay will […]

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 […]

2 Workshops at Joggins Fossil Centre

2 Workshops at Joggins Fossil Centre

TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS … HOW TO GET YOUR STORY OUT THERE Learn about the importance of target markets and how to increase visitors to your operation/location. You’ll also learn the importance of knowing what your story is; useful tools to promote your place, product or service; the benefits of partnering:  and how to make the best […]

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 […]

Travel Writing Workshop Jan. 23

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, […]