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 […]

Setting Goals for 2017 and Beyond

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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 […]

Writing: Mining for Story Ideas

Science fiction asks the question, “What if?” For thought-provoking articles and snippets, one of my favourite websites is io9 We Come from the Future. The human capacity for rationalizing self-serving behaviour, even when it profoundly hurts others, is highlighted by this disturbing modern psychology experiment: An experiment showed that hospital staff were ready to kill […]