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Leanne Dyck
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Uplifting:  'Books are a force for good in this world.'
Insightful:  'Readers need to see a title seven times.'
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http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2015/08/31/book-marketing-tips-ricci-wolman/
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Listen in as two author friends  chat...
'writing is an extended dream state'
'writers are magpies'
https://womensfictionwriters.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/wfw-audio-author-talk-authors-holly-robinson-and-amy-sue-nathan/#comment-14638
Welcome to the first Audio Post on Women's Fiction Writers! (It could also be the last if no one else visits me. No guilt though. No pressure either.) Today, I'm hanging out with my friend, author ...
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How Stephen King helped me keep my dream and word or two about Louise Penny's amazing book launch for The Nature of the Beast (mystery).
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Laurie asks:  Besides reading and writing what is the most important thing school taught you?
Every Monday morning we drop Willa off at day camp after driving through Starbuck’s for a puppaccino—a vital part of the weekly routine. After check-in, we leave Willa at “school” where she sociali...
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Book review: Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (part two)
Part two of a review written by me (while in middle school). And in case you missed it (or what to re-read it), here's the link to part one . Alec versus Angel (continuation) “Prosecution, please state
your case.” “Your Honour, we, of the
Prosecution, are g...
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I also talk about my plans for Monday night. I'm going to spend an evening with Louis Penny (mystery author). In fact, she's going to tell me about her new book -- The Nature of the Beast
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My current computer is slowly dieing. He (yes, he is a he) and I have gone through a lot together. As I try to avoid the inevitable, it brings me comfort to read about other writers relationship with their tools of choice.
As creators, we fall into habits of production; we find tools and materials that help our process along. Whether it is sharpened HB pencils, inky pens or your reliable laptop, we begin to depend on our tools almost superstitiously. We talked with 5 Room writers about their preferred writing tools to get a further glimpse into how they work.
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I found this information-rich article on stereotypes and how to avoid them very helpful.
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Victoria Grefer writers:  'We want our fiction to make sense of life and of suffering a way we can't always make sense of it in real life.'
I enjoyed reading this thought provoking post...
Truth. Beauty. Goodness. Who would turn those things down? I was watching a YouTube lecture recent by Dr. Peter Kreeft, who teaches philosophy at Boston College. And I thought he was dead on when h...
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What do you do when others don't believe in you?
I've always been able to express myself better through writing. Verbally, I grasp for words, use an incorrect word or mispronounce words. The problem worsens when I'm addressing a non-supportive audience. For example... I was a member of a group for a while...
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: ) Thank you for your support, Drae.
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Alec and Angel (from Tess of the d'Urbervilles) are on trail for abusing Tess. Did (Alec) the bad boy mistreat her? Or was (Angel) the "good" boy really that good? You be the judge. Please click the link to read the Prosecution state his case...
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Are you interested in learning how to blog? Here's an excellent introduction...
by Anne R. Allen When I teach blogging to new writers, the most common question I get is: "What should I blog about?" My answer isn't the same as you'll hear from the major blogging gurus, because most of them are teaching p...
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'Next time you;re ready to label yourself, take a minute and question the label. What are the benefits' - Suzanne Brazil
Several years ago, I won a free consultation from a professional home organizer. Embarrassed but desperate, I revealed the clutter in my disorganized kitchen wondering what, if anything, could be a...
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Within the last five years, Leanne Dyck has been published in Island Writer, Kaleidoscope, Canadian Stories, Icelandic Connection and Island Gals magazines. In 2014, Leanne's creative non-fiction story -- Rising Above Expectations -- was included in the anthology My Gutsy Story.
To follow Leanne's author, please visit her blog (http://authorleannedyck.blogspot.ca/
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Leanne Dyck has a growing social network of over 4,500 followers. Her blog (http://authorleannedyck.blogspot.ca) has received over 242,000 page views (since it was created on 10/10/10)
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Mayne Island, BC, Canada - Eriksdale, Manitoba, Canada - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Coquitlam, BC, Canada
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Fiction University: Fix Your Reader’s Pet Peeves: Stereotypes and Charac...
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By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy. Several weeks ago I asked everyone to share their reading pet peeves, and you did (thanks, guys!). It was in

What do you do when others don't believe in you?
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I've always been able to express myself better through writing. Verbally, I grasp for words, use an incorrect word or mispronounce words. Th

Book review: Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (part two)
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Part two of a review written by me (while in middle school). And in case you missed it (or what to re-read it), here's the link to part one.

What Should a Novelist Blog About? Do's and Don'ts for Author-Bloggers
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by Anne R. Allen When I teach blogging to new writers, the most common question I get is: "What should I blog about?" My answer isn't the sa

Fiction University: What Are Your Reading Pet Peeves?
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By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy. Recently I talked about one of my reading pet peeves, and why it hurt my reading pleasure. While not every r

Book Review: Tess of the d'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy (part one)
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I wrote this book review when I was in middle school. I publish it here for our mutual amusement. : ) buy this book back cover book blurb...

Book review: Sing A Worried Song by William Deverell
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I meet Arthur Beauchamp in my aunt's living room. He looked interesting so I picked him up. He was engaging, entertaining and clever. I knew

Andreo's Race by Pam Withers
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Andreo's Race by Pam Withers My rating: 5 of 5 stars Paperback, 224 pages Published April 14th 2015 by Tundra Books Source: LibraryThing Ear

Summer Reading Finale and Small Moments In Time!
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This past week we attended the library's Summer Reading Finale where Emily enjoyed spending time with her friend. There were centers set up

SPEED KILLS...OR DOES IT? How to Write Fast(er) without Going Bonkers
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by Ruth Harris As the Romans said (and the Olympics borrowed for its motto): Citius, Altius, Fortius. Or, as we say: "Faster, Higher, Strong

Writers, do you kill your darlings?
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The way "darlings" was defined for me was... Imagine yourself editing your manuscript, your gaze is sweeping across the page from phrase to

Reviewing Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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A friend says, “I just finished reading Gone Girl. Have you read it? You have to read it. I know you'll like it.” I've known this friend for

Where's the head? (short story)
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Once upon a time I sat down with a glass of lemonade in a friend's back garden. I wanted to get his opinion on a story I'd just written. Aft

Finding a pool of creativity
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Someone once said, "If I knew where great ideas come from, I'd go there more often." I have yet to solve this mystery. However, I know who i

Fiction University: Writers: Ignore This Writing Advice. If You Want.
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By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy. This might seem like an odd topic for a writing site to address, but don't listen to every piece of writing

6 Bad Reasons to Write a Novel…and 6 Good Ones
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by Anne R. Allen So you think you want to write a novel? You're not alone. According to a New York Times study done a decade ago, 81% of Ame

Literary Wish List
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Places I'd like to go... Courses I'd like to take... Places... Sage Hill Writing Experience Inc. A writing retreat in rural Saskatchewan Cos

Book review: The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
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History is more than a little confusing. For example let's try to solve the mystery of who discovered Canada. I typed that question into a s