Golden Ears Writers – Maple Ridge, B.C.

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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 […]

IWSG – Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it?

Insecure Writer’s Support Group, March Question: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out? Given that I only delved into fiction writing about six years ago, I don’t have any stories that are “really old”. For me, this question also requires some differentiation between long and short […]

After the Happily Ever After anthology

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My story, 3-D Monarch, is part of new anthology edited by Anthony S. Buoni and Alisha Costanzo of Transmundane Press. At 522 pages, it’s a substantial volume of fractured fairy tales. Claudia Quint posted an interview with me on her blog, After Happily Ever After: KT Wagner Goes Bugs For Cinderella After the Happily Ever […]

Writers need healthy nourishment: Orange Bran Muffins

Orange Bran Muffins

Writing does not typically involve much movement or activity beyond staring out the window, growling at the screen and pleading with characters. Put bluntly, writers tend to be cerebral and somewhat sedentary. I’ve decided to share the occasional recipe I’ve developed, along with a picture (don’t expect studio quality, please). Orange Bran Muffins 2 cups […]

Insecure Writers Question of the Month: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?

I’ve been studying fiction craft for the last six years. These days, when I read a story that isn’t engaging me, I’m more likely to know why (head-hopping and/or poor characterization for example) I experience the urge to throw the book across the room. Life is too short to finish reading poorly-crafted novels.  If I […]

What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?

I’m a couple of weeks late with this post. Not a great start to my resolutions, but late is better than never, right? (In my defense, I fell off the group list and didn’t receive a newsletter reminding me – I’ve signed up again!) I don’t think there is a writing “rule” I regret hearing. […]

Christmas Stories at The ACT, Maple Ridge

Christmas at The ACT

Next Tuesday, December 20th, Ronda Payne and I will be hosting Golden Ears Writers’ fourth annual Holiday Readings by Local Writers evening. There will be a cash bar and the event is open to the public. Last year, I penned a short story for the 3rd annual reading, and it’s now published on-line at Red […]

Setting Goals for 2017 and Beyond

The Insecure Writer's Support Group

Over the last couple of days, I’ve devoted some time to sketching out 2017 writing goals and roughing in a plan to achieve them.  (I’m enrolled in a seven day Plot Your Success in 2017 workshop at Savvy Authors.) Earlier today, out of curiosity, I clicked on a Facebook newsfeed link. Maybe there was a […]

The Writer’s Studio 2015

Lynn Easton, KT Wagner and Annette LeBox (TWS 2015)

I spent 2015 as a student at Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio, in the Speculative Fiction cohort with Hiromi Goto as my mentor. The mix of lectures and workshops, along with the strong sense of community,  worked well for me, and I highly recommend the program to serious, committed writers. The commute from Maple […]

Short Story: The Hemlock Solution

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I have a story in the fifth edition of Tigershark Magazine, The Mystery Issue. To read The Hemlock Solution, click here and then open the pdf (the link doesn’t work in the preview – click on the headline for the full post)