Back in Business

Back in Business

It’s been a long few months since I decided to do an author’s website refresh. But here I am with a new look and new energy. I’ve been to the wilderness and have returned, energized! My thanks to Carly Ottaway, freelance writer and brand specialist....

Time to renew…

Kaboom! I can’t believe how many years I’ve been using the same layout for my website. It’s time for a change, so I’m getting out the safety equipment and firing up the jackhammer so that I can rebuild. I want a clean, fresh look. I’m...
Productive & Motivated

Productive & Motivated

Last month was a whirlwind. I’d entered the first thirty pages and a too-long synopsis to the Toronto Romance Writers contest, The Catherine. I was a finalist in my category, and the judges comments were incredibly helpful. With less than a week to get my pages...
…About the Word ‘Black’

…About the Word ‘Black’

I attended a writing workshop a few weeks ago and the speaker talked about ‘black moments’, alluding to the despair and hopeless experienced by a character. That pissed me off. Such a lazy, unimaginative descriptor. Why is ‘black’ or the...
Agent Pitches & Elizabeth Gilbert on Writing

Agent Pitches & Elizabeth Gilbert on Writing

Last week, I did a pitch to an agent during a writers’ conference. I’d sweated like a stevedore over preparing my first query letter and honed my first page to what I thought was not cringe-inducing. All bright and eager, I sat myself down in front of the...