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 […]

“The Giving Season” inspiration

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The fictional town of Ridge Falls (in my Christmas short story The Giving Season) is inspired by my home town, Maple Ridge. Three years ago, the blue lights appeared… Fred Armstrong, communications manager with the District of Maple Ridge, has put together a lovely Youtube video showcasing our downtown during a recent snowfall. Maple Ridge […]

Question: Do you, and should you, critique the work of other writers for “free”?

Welcome. The topic for today’s rolling blog tour: Do you critique for free? It’s a thought provoking question and I thought about it all day while tackling the carpet of weeds passing for my back garden these days. First, I believe critique from another writer (or six) is an essential part of the creative process. […]