Story Masters Toronto Workshop – Chris Vogler

Origins are very important – that’s where we come from, where we get our inspiration, the beginnings of our path. He’s known as a ‘structure guy’ – he can look at a story and see through to the bovines – almost like a chiropractor who can see what’s out of alignment....
The Wisdom of Alan Watts

The Wisdom of Alan Watts

… an interesting take on a philosopher mentioned by Jane Friedman in her recent Toronto Romance Writers’ workshop. The gaspy speaker with the selfie stick is not Alan Watts (1915-1973), but his energetic replay of Watts’ words is powerful enough....
A Blog Worth Reading – Diana Cranstoun

A Blog Worth Reading – Diana Cranstoun

Diana is one of my favourite people and a member of our electronic women’s writing group, Ladies of Letters. We met again this summer at Calgary’s When Words Collide Reader/Writer conference and shared an afternoon coffee, a long walk and longer talk on a...
2016 WWC – Sensuality

2016 WWC – Sensuality

The members of this full-house panel of authors included: Lori Whyte, Nola Sarina, Jessica L. Jackson, Brandy Ackerly. Their advice was witty and on point. There have to be connections between emotional and sexual elements – how do you get from one type of connection...
Notes from 2016 WWC – Heroines

Notes from 2016 WWC – Heroines

Panel Members: Lori Whyte, Jessica L. Jackson, Victoria Curran, Melanie Stanford In contemporary novels, there is no Snidely Whiplash and Dudley Do-Right saving little Nell. Today’s characters (male and female) have evolved from the past to become more independent and...