Tuesday, April 21, 2009



Great for writers - You will need to confirm with Cindy Weir CEO that you will be attending.


Is anybody interested in attending tonight - 7:30 - 8:30 PM - I'd like to go!

Please email me ASAP and let me know.

The author will be here September 13, 2009 to read and their is a programme. You can borrow the book from the library or purchase it from Booklore.



Hi Nancy -

I made a page for the Headwaters Writer's Guild with the pictures yousent me. You can tell your people to go to www.eramosaeden.org and click onCourses/Workshops and then click to the page, or they can go directly the pagevia www.eramosaeden.org/id27.Thanks for the great pictures.Looking forward to our next time together.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Quote of the Week 04/13

Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
- E. L. Doctorow

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The 10 Best Books for Writers

Here's a link to the Editor Unleashed blog's "The 10 Best Books for Writers" post. I have read a few of these but not most of them. Part of the reason is that I'm not big on motivational books. I'm already motivated to write. Most of what I read is about the craft of writing and editing, and lately about the whole publishing process: query letters, pitches, synopses.

I'd have to put Novelist's Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes by Raymond Obstfeld, and especially the final chapter, Revising at the top of my list of writing books. What are your favourites?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Spoken Word Spring - April 18, 2009

Experience exciting spoken word performances by accomplished poets Dave Silverberg and Lara Bozabalian on Saturday April 18, 2009 starting at 2:00 p.m. Dave Silverberg has been involved in Canada's spoken word community since 2001and has performed across the country. Lara Bozabalian is active in the Toronto poetry scene, and has competed in poetry slams in Canada and the United States. Refreshments provided. Free Admission. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday April 18, 2009
Mill St. location - Meeting Room

April is Poetry Month in Canada.

I attended last year's poetry session. It was amazing!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Contests, Contests, Contests

Here are three fantastic FREE contests. Good luck!

The Knight Agency's Book in a Nutshell Contest

Describe your novel in three captivating sentences and your project may be reviewed by one of The Knight Agency's agents. See full contest details here. The April 20th deadline is fast approaching.

Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Children's Book Contest
Submit your children's book and you could win $5000 and your book will be submitted to a reputable children's book publisher. Contest deadline is July 15, 2009. Find the details here.

Redbook and Adams Silver Lining Contest
Write a 1000-2000 word essay about finding comfort in difficult times. You could win $1000 and be published in Redbook! Find the contest details here. The deadline is May 15, 2009.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


“I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.” – Julia Cameron, The Artist Way

I highly recommend this book. It's a must have for all creative people.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Quote of the Week 04/01

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness... It find the thought and the thought find the words. – Robert Frost

National Poetry Month - First Prompt

Writer's Digest has issued a challenge - a Poem-a-Day for the month of April - National Poetry month. If you post your poems on the website's message board your poem will be eligible to be printed in WD ebook on poetry. You can find the link to the first prompt here:


You don't have to post a poem-a-day. But the prompts might help you get your creativity going.

Good luck!