September 2017 Insecure Writers Support Group Question: Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre you didn’t think you’d be comfortable in? Short answer, yes. Slightly longer answer. Writing short stories, I try on different genres and styles. Sometimes they fit comfortably, other times I hit delete. I […]
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It’s the first Wednesday of the month and time for another Insecure Writers’ Support Group post. This month’s question is not one I dwell on a lot. For fiction writers in particular, angst and insecurity come with the territory and spending too much time thinking about the many pitfalls depletes confidence and makes us a […]
Apologies to anyone who followed a link to one or more of my recent blog posts (including ISWG posts 🙁 ). A server upgrade with my website hosting service resulted in the loss of the posts, and, unfortunately, there is no backup copy. Hopefully, this is a one time incident.
Last weekend I flew down to Los Angeles, California and made my way to The Queen Mary in Long Beach for StokerCon 2017 and the Bram Stoker Awards. It was my first time attending the annual HWA (Horror Writers Association) convention. I’m an affiliate member of HWA and working hard to secure the publishing credits […]
I’m skipping the IWSG question this month in favour of sharing my thoughts on getting out of the writer’s cave and interacting with like-minded folk. What are the benefits and the costs? Well, costs are pretty straight forward – money and time – though if you can carve out a bit of the latter, you […]
For several years, I had to travel outside of my home city to find a writing community. The situation prompted me to explore ways to connect with and bring together local writers. For my first effort, I advertised through the local library for fellow writers interested in forming a critique group, and Maple Ridge Writers […]