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Laurie asks, What three things are you most grateful for?
On September 28 I begin the 59th year of my life. My fifties have been grand, and I have so much to be thankful for. In no particular order, following is a list of 59 things that I am tremendously …
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flashback: In the 80s, I took this awesome course on Children's Literature at the University of Winnipeg. This review was written for that course.
To Any Reader by Robert Louis Stevenson As from the house your mother sees You playing round the garden trees, So you may see, if you will look Through the windows of this book, Another child, far, far, away, And in...
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Book review: Still Life by Louise Penny
Get it Out:  A Writer's Guide to the Submissions of Literary Works for Publication with Jami Macarty was so information rich that I require more time to review it. I will work on my review this week and publish it on this blog next week around this time. Lo...
Get it Out: A Writer's Guide to the Submissions of Literary Works for Publication with Jami Macarty was so information rich that I require more time to review it. I will work on my review this week and publish it on this blo...
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I’m going to say something possibly unpopular and perhaps a bit strange. I hate the children’s book The Giving Tree, even though oddly, it was my favorite book. I remember being five an…
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Thank you for helping me find this blog post in which I confess my passion for a particular punctuation mark. Re-reading it inspired me to ask, do you have a passion for a punctuation mark? And are you brave enough to tell the world?
(rock art by Byron Dyck. Photo by Leanne Dyck) There are many similarities between Cockroach by Rawi Hage and Caught by Lisa Moore. Both books are set in Canada, both were written by authors at the top of their game, both p...
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Thank you for helping me find this report on this information rich panel discussion.
Thanks to my friend and author Pam Withers, I was able to attend the... CWILL (Children's Writers & Illustrators) of British Columbia Society's latest panel discussion. CWILL is an organization for published writers and i...
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What did I accomplish in September? What are my plans for October? Please read the 'Sharing My Author Journey' of this post...
Get it Out: A Writer's Guide to the Submissions of Literary Works for Publication with Jami Macarty was so information rich that I require more time to review it. I will work on my review this week and publish it on this blo...
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Let's celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving early with this mystery by Louise Penny set in rural Quebec.
Get it Out: A Writer's Guide to the Submissions of Literary Works for Publication with Jami Macarty was so information rich that I require more time to review it. I will work on my review this week and publish it on this blo...
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First drafts can be like mazes. The way through is never a straight line. by Ruth Harris A first draft is a maze you create that you have to find your way out of. Like a maze, the first draft doesn’t proceed in a straight line from start to finish, from beginning to end. In …
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A compelling YA set on a a remote island.
I virtually sat down with author Sarah Glenn Marsh to talk about writing, becoming a published author and her much-anticipated debut YA, Fear the Drowning Deep (Sky Pony, October 11th, 2016). I'm also running a giveaway. On...
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They're back -- authors who "know" advising against revising as you work. And they frustrate me.
Why?
Please read this article.
Problem: Having difficulty finding a topic for an article for your blog. Solution: Keep your finger on the pulse of the Internet. It will seldom fail you. Case-in-point, advice spread thick on how you should never, ever re...
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Leanne Dyck blog has over 261,000 page views. Leanne has been published in seven magazines (Island Writer, Kaleidoscope, Canadian Stories, Icelandic Connection, Island Gals), through a small press and in two anthologies.

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Book review: Still Life by Louise Penny
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Get it Out: A Writer's Guide to the Submissions of Literary Works for Publication with Jami Macarty was so information rich that I require m

Reviewing To Any Reader by Robert Louis Stevenson
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To Any Reader by Robert Louis Stevenson As from the house your mother sees You playing round the garden trees, So you may see, if you will l

on Writing and Illustrating Kids Books
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Thanks to my friend and author Pam Withers, I was able to attend the... CWILL (Children's Writers & Illustrators) of British Columbia Societ

Score story plot points with head fake
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Many readers enjoy books in which they attempt to solve the story’s central problem before the main character does. To add to such readers’

Author Arleen Pare writes...
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Next year I will have a third book. This is a minor miracle. I have come to believe that the process of making books, who gets a manuscript

Why Your Book Was Rejected by Phyllis Humphrey
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WHY YOUR BOOK WAS REJECTED Recently The Writer Magazine listed reasons for a book being turned down by a publisher. Here’s their rejection s

Feeling Groovy 1 of 3 (short story) by Leanne Dyck
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Feeling Groovy is fantasy. Or at least that's what I would have told you up until last week (Thursday to be exact.) On Thursday I did a litt

Reviewing The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
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Photo by D. Burrowes My friend and fellow author, Amber Harvey, recommended that I read The Secret Life of Bees and lent me her copy. Buy Th

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
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I didn't simply walk into my local bookstore, buy State of Wonder and start reading. No, I was lead to this book through a series of coincid

Award winning author Maggie de Vries on being a multi-genre author
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On June 17th, I attended a writing workshop given by Maggie de Vries. It was an information rich day. I came home with sharpened skills and

What do editors do and why you should care?
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photo by Leanne Dyck That editor took my story and she tore it apart. Then she forced me to make all these changes. In the end, it wasn't an

A Slave To Her Muse (a short story)
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Debbie Newton slept but not peacefully. One minute she lay on her stomach, the next she flipped like a pancake on her back. She kicked at th

Making writing easier
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Facing that blank page can be overwhelming. Filling it challenging. Here are two helpful sites. Dilemma: To set the scene, you must see the

What Matters (short story) by Leanne Dyck
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Do we, the "disabled", need your pity? Or can we live a life of abundance? "Looking through the trees to the other shore" Photo by Leanne Dy

Plans for February
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Me: I'm preparing to do battle. You: Against? Me: Words You: uh? Me: I'll explain. * I'm dyslexic. Grade school was very challenging for me.

Asperger's: Don Tillman (The Rosie Project), Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Th...
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Photo by Leanne Dyck Buy this book The Rosie Project is a humorous (love) story with a familiar protagonist. Familiar? If you watch the tele

Art? Craft? What do you think?
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How do you define these words? How do I? What prejudice do I carry? Craft: I grew up in rural Manitoba. There, crafters surrounded me. In my

Slow Dance by Bonnie Sherr Klein
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Pondering these passages from Slow Dance: A Story of Stroke, Love and Disability by Bonnie Sherr Klein We folks with disabilities sometimes

What Stephen King's Misery taught me about writing
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What would you do to learn from a master storyteller? I'd highly recommend doing what I did. What would you do to watch your favourite autho

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Contributed by Ronald L. Smith, Author The We Need Diverse Books movement took off shortly after Hoodoo, my middle grade debut, sold to Clar