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Rena Traxel
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Hello World!
I was pretty sad when I lost my domain name and this blog along with it. So when I discovered a way to re-launch my blog I was super excited (not to mention a new purpose for blogging). Thanks to my class in Early Learning, my new job as museum manager, and...
I was pretty sad when I lost my domain name and this blog along with it. So when I discovered a way to re-launch my blog I was super excited (not to mention a new purpose for blogging). Thanks to my class in Early Learning, m...
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A to G: Poetry Challenge Recap
Congrats, you have
completed week one of the poetry challenge! Today there will be no new challenge
instead here is a couple of tips from “Writing the Life Poetic” to help you
with revision.        Is the punctuation consistent?  Or what would your poem be ...
Congrats, you have completed week one of the poetry challenge! Today there will be no new challenge instead here is a couple of tips from “Writing the Life Poetic” to help you with revision. Is the punctuation consis...
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Good News. Bad News.
A lesson on perception.  I recently received some helpful but depressing news (my poor husband had to put up with a weepy, whiny writer). Around the same time my copy of   Good News, Bad News  by Jeff Mack, arrived in the mail. I was blown away by the simpl...
A lesson on perception. I recently received some helpful but depressing news (my poor husband had to put up with a weepy, whiny writer). Around the same time my copy of Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack, arrived in the mail...
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Writing Reflection - Murder Board
Last week my husband brought home my very first MURDER BOARD! Dun..Dun...Dun... But before you get all freaked out I'll tell you what a murder board is. I took the term from the show Castle. Basically it's a giant whiteboard that Detective Beckett and her c...
Last week my husband brought home my very first MURDER BOARD! Dun..Dun...Dun... But before you get all freaked out I'll tell you what a murder board is. I took the term from the show Castle. Basically it's a giant whiteboa...
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Facelift
Hello Over the Christmas break, I'll be working on giving my website and blog a facelift. Literacy and Art is the direction I'm planning to go. To be launched in January 2016. Please stay tuned!
Hello Over the Christmas break, I'll be working on giving my website and blog a facelift. Literacy and Art is the direction I'm planning to go. To be launched in January 2016. Please stay tuned!
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Poetic Captions: Round 'Em Up Contest
Poetry Friday is here again and I’m hosting this weeks round-up. This is my first time hosting Poetry Friday so I thought I would hold a contest.   The rules are pretty simple.   Come up with a caption or a line for the illustration below. Post your caption...
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New Year's Revisions Conference
I decided not to make any resolutions this year, instead I'll be making weekly goals, starting with revising my novel. Luckily the ladies over at Operation Awesome are hosting a three day revision conference and it's completely free! So check it out.  Opera...
I decided not to make any resolutions this year, instead I'll be making weekly goals, starting with revising my novel. Luckily the ladies over at Operation Awesome are hosting a three day revision conference and it's complete...
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N to S: Poetry Challenge Recap
Congrats! To completing week 3 of my poetry challenge! Here are some tips to get your poems sparkling!  1. Read your poem several times focusing on a different element each time (word choice, punctuation etc.).  2.  Check out this article How to Submit Poem...
Congrats! To completing week 3 of my poetry challenge! Here are some tips to get your poems sparkling! 1. Read your poem several times focusing on a different element each time (word choice, punctuation etc.). 2. Check ...
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H to M: Poetry Challenge Recap
Congrats! You have completed week two of the A to Z Poetry Challenge.  Take the day off and revise your poems by asking yourself the following two questions. 1. Do your poems use the senses? 2. Are you using active verbs? Now here are the poems I created th...
Congrats! You have completed week two of the A to Z Poetry Challenge. Take the day off and revise your poems by asking yourself the following two questions. 1. Do your poems use the senses? 2. Are you using active verbs? Now...
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A Year of Magic Winner
First off thanks everyone for sharing your accomplishments with me. Thanks Stephanie for sharing your magic with us.  I hope all of you take the time over the next couples weeks and sit down and set some goals! If you didn't win and would like to take part ...
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Write the impossible.
Introduction
I write silly picture books for kids and murderous novels for teens. 
Education
  • Grant MacEwan University
    Professional Writing