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I'm celebrating the success of my friend and fellow author...
The May, 2015 edition of Sibyl Magazine features a thread in my life’s tapestry — From GED to PhD. I left home/school when I was 15. That personal choice meant getting a GED instead of graduating w...
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Offer prizes for questions. Talk about the creation of your book. Recommend other authors. Request questions on social media before your talk. Be the last to leave the venue. Instead of reading from your book. This article is full of helpful advice. 
But I won't be signing another author's name. I think this crosses a line. What do you think?
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Learning from other authors at New West Lit Fest
Early Saturday morning, I sailed from Mayne Island to Vancouver Island, my destination was Douglas College -- the setting for New West Lit Fest ... I had planned to take the last ferry on Friday night but misread the ferry schedule. Hey, it happens. I atten...
Early Saturday morning, I sailed from Mayne Island to Vancouver Island, my destination was Douglas College -- the setting for New West Lit Fest... I had planned to take the last ferry on Friday night but misread the...
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Celebrating the Active Pass Festival
The Active Pass Festival celebrated the beauty and inspiration of my island home.  Opening ceremonies...  Michael Dunn, master of ceremonies and head organizer  an excited and supportive crowd Mayne Island community choir There was truly something for every...
The Active Pass Festival celebrated the beauty and inspiration of my island home.  Opening ceremonies...  Michael Dunn, master of ceremonies and head organizer  an excited and supportive crowd Mayne Island comm...
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In this oldie but goodie (2013), I share my tips for writing blog articles and links to related articles. I hope you find these tips helpful.
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I just found another (old) post that you may not have read. It was written in 2011, but it still holds water today. I hope you enjoy it.
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The rules of writing a picture book.
Spoiler:  there are no rules.
Inspirational and empowering article.
Below are the slides from my recent presentation to the San Diego chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, The Ten Commandments of Picture Book Writing.
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How do you make money writing? How do you connect with children--in print and in person? How do you write humour? Three authors shared their insights on these questions during New West Lit Fest. Please click this link to read what I heard...
Early Saturday morning, I sailed from Mayne Island to Vancouver Island, my destination was Douglas College -- the setting for New West Lit Fest... I had planned to take the last ferry on Friday night but misread the...
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I will be away from my computer this week-end. I'm attending a writers' festival. : ) And so that means you get to read this post early. Join me as I help celebrate my island home -- its beauty and inspiration.
The Active Pass Festival celebrated the beauty and inspiration of my island home.  Opening ceremonies...  Michael Dunn, master of ceremonies and head organizer  an excited and supportive crowd Mayne Island comm...
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Wow, I got a surprise this morning. My blog has received over 240,000 page views. Thank you. This is really cool!
I got another surprised when I realized that I hadn't shared this article with you. I thought for sure I had. Let me correct this oversight right now. I hope you find it helpful.
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Possibilities or Limitations -- what do you see?
Walking toward the Boise river we happened upon a banana peel. There it was — large as life — on the sidewalk. I cracked up. Len cracked up. Not familiar with the myriad of banana-slippage cartoons...
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Ken Follett did. Many authors do. Did you? Did you spend sleepless nights worrying after you discovering you did? Well... Please cliick this link and read this article.
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Author, Blogger (http://authorleannedyck.blogspot.ca/)
Introduction
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 4,000 followers. Her blog (http://authorleannedyck.blogspot.ca) has received over 240,000 page views (since it was created on 10/10/10)
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Secrets of Successful blogging
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I created this blog on October 10, 2010. Today it has received over 117,000 page views. How did I do that? How did I build this successful b

Tips on Writing Blog Posts
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Today is this blog's anniversary. Over these last three years, my blog has grown from a faint idea to accumulating 169,000 page views. How d

Guide to performing an author reading on stage
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Dear Leanne, I know you're an introvert and you say you don't like to attract attention. However, I also know how much you love the stage. O

Errors in published books
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Photo by Leanne Dyck Anna set the book down on the end table beside her reading chair. It was an engaging tale written by a skilled author.

The Benefits of Blogging
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What can blogging do for you? What has blogging done for me? It's helped me to develop the habit of writing daily... I've set the goal to wr

What's wrong with punctuation marks?
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(rock art by Byron Dyck. Photo by Leanne Dyck) There are many similarities between Cockroach by Rawi Hage and Caught by Lisa Moore. Both boo

Reviewing Caught by Lisa Moore
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After reading and raving about February by Lisa Moore (here's the link to my review), I leapt at an opportunity to meet her in person. (I wr

Writing Picture Books
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I cared for infants, toddlers and pre-preschoolers in a day care centre for over fourteen years. Before that, I was a Sunday school teacher

CWILL panel at the VPL last night
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I had a great time meeting with some of my fellow CWILL authors at the VPL's panel discussion on Writing and Illustrating Children's Books.

Seven ways to help turn your son around
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Yes, today’s kids are heavily influenced by school, peers, and the media, but parents can and should reassert control to ensure they prosper

5 Writing Lessons from Tim Ferriss - eBooks India
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He's an author, entrepreneur, and investor whose work has made an impact on masses of people across the world. Here are 5 writing lessons fr

Fiction University: Finding the Right Critique Partners
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By S. Jae-Jones, @sjaejones. Part of the How They Do It Series The right critique partners can be worth their weight in gold, but the wrong

Why You Don't Need a Literary Agent (but You Might Want One)
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by Agent Laurie McLean, Fuse Literary Although Laurie McLean is not open to general queries, she will be accepting queries from readers who

MayneNews: Mayne Island Reading Challenge: Jan 1 to Jun 21
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As part of the Truth and Healing/Reconciliation process, the Mayne Island Library and the bookstore are challenging the community to read Th

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The book club at the big house: How reading makes a difference in prison
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Volunteers at federal prisons across the country are helping inmates foster a love of reading and the art of respectful conversation

How to Write a Blog: The 12 Dos and Don'ts of Writing a Blog | WritersDi...
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Writing a blog can be fun, but if you don't know the dos and don't of how to write a blog, you'll never attract a bigger audience. Here are

Is It Love Or Insanity - Why Writers Write! ~ Vex Vaudlain
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Earlier today I experienced something of a philosophical moment. Or, as one of my friends called it, a "brief writer's existential crisis" -

5 Free Online Learning Sites Every Writer Should Visit - eBooks India
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Looking for ways to improve your writing skills? If so, check out these 5 free online learning sites every writer should visit.