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Jan O'Hara
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Lived in Alberta, Canada
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The words of Mary Pratt's adviser and the reason I had to write this blog post: "You know that if two artists are married, only one is going to be successful. And in your family, it’s going to be [your husband]. So why don’t you just understand that and look after the house and the kids?"
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A fan of Joshilyn Jackson or just want to see why others are? She's answering questions today only on Writer Unboxed. 
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Well how cool is that, Dede? Delighted to have facilitated an introduction. If you can, meet her in person at least once. People enjoy her so.

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Are you a fan of word-play? Think you know what "BIC" means? See if you can add to the lexicon. 
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A dangerous fieldtrip and a cupboard inspired this reflective post on parenting. 
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We'd love your anonymous feedback on the Writer Inboxed, Writer Unboxed's bimonthly newsletter. Will take 2-5 minutes max. Thank you! 
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Google Reader soon to be no more...
Google Reader expires on July 1st, which means if you use it to collate and read RSS feeds, it's time to settle on an alternative. The CBC recently ran a comparison of their top choices: Feedly, Ne...
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Ever get stuck in your manuscript? Here's a post on brainstorming techniques, with generous, humorous, and helpful comments to boot.
In the medical world, when a patient becomes sick, it’s important to establish a chain of causation as soon as possible. Understanding the “why” of an illness means you’re in a better position to u...
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This close to Halloween, I'm thrilled to be hosting my good friend Jennifer Walkup, author of SECOND VERSE, on Tartitude. The topic? Finding time to write when you have a dozen roles with a million expectations. 
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If you ask writers to name a book they hate, odds are they'll point to the mega-bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. Are you one of them? Then you might want to read this post by Donald Maass and Lisa Cron, exploring the elements of its secret sauce.
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  After a fresh, humorous voice in the fantasy world? I've got +Maer Wilson up on Tartitude with an interview and giveaway. Comment to be entered in the draw.
If you're after a fantasy rich in humor and warmly-drawn characters, come meet today's guest. She's an actress, a college instructor, and an avid gamer who writes for two gaming fan sites. As of tw...
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Tangled plots? I'm up on Writer Unboxed today with my take on a technique taught by Alexandra Sokoloff and James Scott Bell.
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Writer/ blogger/ former family physician
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  • Writer Unboxed
    Regular contributor to blog and newsletter, 2010 - present
  • University of Alberta
    Assistant professor of Family Medicine
  • Grey Nuns Family Medicine Center
    Center Director
  • Family physician
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Romance writer, voice of the unpublished author for Writer Unboxed, and the Tart of Tartitude.
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Alberta, Canada