A business mentor I once had said that it was important to celebrate our accomplishments. I’ve already written about what I’ve done for my business in 2018, but I wanted to take a minute to focus on writing in particular. Like many other writers, I suffer from imposter syndrome and… Continue Reading 2018 Writing Links
I hope you’re not sick of 2018 in review posts because I thought it’d be good to evaluate my efforts this year and share my goals for 2019 before I go. 2018 has been a year of growth. I had a lot of different goals including finding new clients, doing… Continue Reading 2018: The Year in Review
I love travelling and reading about far off places, so travel writing is a genre that interests me. When I saw a copy of Writing Abroad: A Guide for Travelers on the Chicago University Press table at this year’s Editors Canada Conference, I knew I wanted a copy. Entertainment Value:… Continue Reading Writing Abroad by Peter Chilson and Joanne B. Mulcahy
Last week I shared my notes from the TOK Ottawa panel on Writing in the Age of Netflix. This week, I’m continuing to share what I picked up at this wonderful symposium with my notes from Writing the Future: KidLit & Young Adult. Writing the Future: KidLit & Young Adult… Continue Reading TOK Ottawa: Writing the Future – KidLit and YA
I had the pleasure of attending TOK Ottawa, a symposium about books and writing, this past weekend. TOK is the digital magazine of Diaspora Dialogues (DD), an organization the supports diverse writers through mentorship, professional development, and publishing opportunities. I was delighted to find out about the TOK events because… Continue Reading TOK Ottawa: Writing in the Age of Netflix
A big congratulations to everyone who won NaNoWriMo this year! And for the record, that’s anyone who has more words today than they did on November 1st. In honour of the end of NaNoWriMo and the holiday season, I’m opening a few slots for free manuscript critiques! Availability is limited,… Continue Reading NaNoWriMo Promo
I often see Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott on lists of books about writing, and there’s a good reason for it. I first saw it on a relative’s bookshelf years ago, but I finally got my own copy about a year ago and… Continue Reading Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird
We’re deep into November (and NaNoWriMo) and the holiday season is pretty much upon us, which means it’s a pretty busy time of year. And because there are so many distractions at this time of year (and really all time, if we’re being honest), I thought I’d share some of… Continue Reading Productivity Tools
Ending a sentence with a preposition is one of those grammar taboos that many have heard. Some follow it as a rule, while others aren’t even sure what it means, and some say it’s entirely bogus. So, is it okay to end a sentence with a preposition? The short answer… Continue Reading Always Looking It Up: Is It Okay To End A Sentence With A Preposition?
Welcome back to Always Looking It Up. Last time, I wrote about the use of literally. Today, my subject is split infinitives. Hands up. Who heard the rule about avoiding split infinitives before learning what an infinitive was? I’m certainly in that camp and I’m sure many others are too because… Continue Reading Always Looking It Up: Can I Split Infinitives?