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 […]

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. […]