We Can Be Heroes

"I suppose for me as an artist it wasn't always just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be… Continue reading We Can Be Heroes

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Sharing is Caring

I have a confession to make. There are days when I feel like a sham when I call myself a writer. Yes, I spend an inordinate amount of time at the computer. And yes, I am actually working. BUT, I am not always actively writing. What I am doing while I sit at my laptop… Continue reading Sharing is Caring

Appreciation

I just need to share. I have said it before, but I love what I do. I really do. Life seems to be giving back to me and I am tickled beyond belief. I hope I'm not tempting fate, but my happy dances just keep on coming and I'm thrilled! So what's going on? I have… Continue reading Appreciation

Are You Still Doing That Writing Thing?

#TENThingsNOTtosaytoaWRITER “Can you make this sentence *pop* more?” #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter pic.twitter.com/6td7xTwuPg — USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 28, 2015 I've heard it before. From more than one person. I know I will hear a few of these again, but still stand by my words. I don't have a choice. It's my obsession. I hope you do too… Continue reading Are You Still Doing That Writing Thing?

Critique

Feeling nervous. Taking a step today. It might amount to nothing, but it is still a leap in my life as a writer. I am meeting with the Writer-in-Residence for the London Public Library and Western University today. I sent him an excerpt from my travel memoir about my journey through Africa. Today I get… Continue reading Critique