Category: Shiny Bits (to please my magpie mind)

Why Bother? A Most Excellent Question!

You know that feeling when you finish a book and your eyes are full of tears and your heart is entirely full of, “Yes.  Yes, I remember now.  Thank you for reminding me.”  That is what I feel right now.

A year end offering: A few of my favourite things…

Hullo Sweeties I find myself in a strange, disconnected, space tonight.  I did not sleep well (meaning AT ALL) last night.  I fell into some kind of awful sleep coma from about 8am til 11:30 and emerged from it wishing that I had just… Continue Reading “A year end offering: A few of my favourite things…”

the gift of Bean…and others…

Mostly Happy Cover

Sending out wishes for Happy Holidays to one and all and… here’s something lovely that warms my heart. Five novels are on sale this week over at Thistledown Press and sweet Bean is included in the mix. Tis an honour to be keeping company… Continue Reading “the gift of Bean…and others…”

on forgiveness… from the Water Protectors in North Dakota

I saw this video today on facebook and am out to share it as far and wide as I can. Watching it… I wept and wept and wept. These are women on the front lines.  Protecting our water and all people. Please…pass it on.… Continue Reading “on forgiveness… from the Water Protectors in North Dakota”

A New Vampire Librarian? Yes please…

The fabulous Arthur Slade is launching a spooky new book today and you can get a copy (ebook) for 99 cents!!!! Yay!

16 Days to 3DNC 2015: Finding or Making a Spot to Work

Hullo Sweeties Today’s fun included doing some cleaning up out in the Writing Burrow and rehanging the curtain in my “bunky office.” When I live in cities, I spend a lot of time writing in coffee shops, art galleries, museums and parks. Here on… Continue Reading “16 Days to 3DNC 2015: Finding or Making a Spot to Work”

On the other hand…. What if there IS a SECRET FORMULA for crafting a well-made story?

So…. Just because I KNOW that outlining / pre-planning  doesn’t really work for me, doesn’t stop me from continuing to seek…. THE SECRET FORMULA for writing the best possible thing that I can during the 3 Day Novel Contest.  Or any time. After alla… Continue Reading “On the other hand…. What if there IS a SECRET FORMULA for crafting a well-made story?”

The Shero’s School for Revolutionaries (FREE this week!)

People!  Women!  All beings with access to the magic of the interweb…. go check out The Shero’s School for Revolutionaries.  It is a series of … conversations between author Jennifer Louden and over 20 fascinating women.  And it is streaming for FREE – this… Continue Reading “The Shero’s School for Revolutionaries (FREE this week!)”

Ela goes a-musing on … aMUSING athena

Ela has been declared a MUSE and invited to play over on the Amusing Athena site. Wheeeee! Here’s a link to the post…. these things ~ you know… | aMUSING athena.

An Ode to Spring in Northern Ontario Part One (language warning….)

A poem by my favourite bard on the bay…

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