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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The July Project … launched today

The July Project … launched today

Funny how serendipity steps in when you least expect it. A few days ago I read Melanie Chamber’s blog, Toronto bound. Melanie is a travel writer and colleague whom I admire. Her title intrigued me, as I know that Melanie lives in Toronto. So what on earth could she mean by headlining her blog Toronto bound? Melanie […]

Reinventing yourself as a freelancer

Reinventing yourself as a freelancer

Join me for a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of day to figure out where you want to take your freelance business, and how you are going to get there–in both the periodical/online world, the corporate world, and other worlds where you can capitalize on your interests and expertise. Time will also be spent on the business end […]

Author! Author! Doreen Pendgracs

Author! Author! Doreen Pendgracs

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 […]

WORKSHOP IN PEI: Getting Freelance Savvy

WORKSHOP IN PEI: Getting Freelance Savvy

  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 […]

Making your memories work for you

Making your memories work for you

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 s.phinney@ns.sympatico.ca

Summer update

Summer update

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 […]

Author! Author! Johanna Bertin

Author! Author! Johanna Bertin

Johanna Bertin is a licensed medical social worker in Fredericton, NB who would love to spend more time writing but isn’t ready to give up her love affair with her day job. She’s working on a way to incorporate the love of one into the other, but in the meantime has written five books. Her […]

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