Stories and Outtakes

As writers we produce so much that it often doesn’t always fit into a specific category. Here you will find some of my stories and outtakes. Enjoy!

Review #2 – Emotional Wound Thesaurus Links

The Emotional Wounds Thesaurus is the premier reference for writers and readers in general who wish to improve their knowledge about human behaviour, particularly as it relates to the impact of painful events in shaping our lives and our actions in the present. The...

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Review #1: Emotional Wound Thesaurus

I was privileged to have been randomly selected to do an early review of The Emotional Wound Thesaurus. As excited as I was to have early access to another invaluable resource from Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, I was nervous about tackling a text of several...

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Five Senses

Sound: The misshapen amber ooze inside the stained tissue paper crackles to the counter top in a spray of needles and dried gum. It’s as if the clock has struck three and it’s July 1998 again. The crusty shoulders of Canmore’s hulking Three Sisters mountains are...

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Story Masters Workshop – James Scott Bell

I'm a huge note-taker. I suppose that dates back to my days sitting in dim lecture halls with a hundred other slightly bored and sometimes hungover undergraduates. Listening to the StoryMasters chat about the writing craft was an amazing experience. James Scott Bell,...

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The Heroine’s Journey of Discovery

It's September, and in honour of all the kids going back to school, I was doing some computer hard drive house-cleaning. Not that I need the space but it does keep me from doing chores like cobweb-hunting and folding laundry. I signed up for what looks to be a...

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2017 When Words Collide – Craft A Killer Opening

Dwayne Clayden - FIRST AID 4 WRITERS - weekly writing tips for authors wanting to bring accuracy to their writing and realism to medical, police, EMS and disaster scenes. They look at first line, first page, maybe the first ew pages – if you don’t hook them by then,...

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2016 When Words Collide – Writing Trilogies

You have to have a core idea that can be sustained over three books – take your vision expand on it, add characters, create a lush story. Take the kernel of story from the first book and developing it more fully. Drawbacks – it’s not the right time or the write story....

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