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How to Manage Stress
Not all stress is bad. (a  link  to an article on good and bad stress). It's when you have too much stress or when you handle it poorly that you run into problems. To handle stress effectively identify the type of support you require... 1)listening 2)apprec...
Not all stress is bad. (a link to an article on good and bad stress). It's when you have too much stress or when you handle it poorly that you run into problems. To handle stress effectively identify the type of support you...
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If you are writing or plan to write about a non-white character, read this article first. You will be very glad you did.
A practical guide to writing people of colour. However, a lot of this advice applies to anyone writing the other, such as men writing women, also writing about disabled or non-cis characters if you…
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My Life with Letters (a true story) by Leanne Dyck (2 of 2)
(image supplied by Gary Dio) My Life with Letters is the true story of the first time I read my writing to a group of authors. In case you missed it or wish to re-read it, here's a link to part one. To recap the story thus far, I just received an acceptance...
(image supplied by Gary Dio) My Life with Letters is the true story of the first time I read my writing to a group of authors. In case you missed it or wish to re-read it, here's a link to part one. To recap the story t...
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Why is blogging a good practice for a writer?
I happened to see this meme (above) on Facebook and I lost it laughing. This is such a great metaphor for what it is like to be a writer. In the beginning I was a rose, then I learned to become the…
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Terrill Welch take you on a guided tour of PEI--complete with breathtaking images.
During the last two weeks, I have taken my camera and brushes to Cavendish, North Rustico, Dalvay Beach, Savage Harbour, Blooming Point and St. Peters Bay on Prince Edward Island, Canada’s sm…
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The exciting conclusion to my true short story.
Re-capping the story thus far: a literary journal has published my short story and has asked me to read it to a group of authors. But I have dyslexia and reading to others is challenge; reading to a group of authors is overwhelming.
So what do I do? Do I read my story? Do I ask someone else to read it? Who? What happens when my story is read?
For the answer to these and other questions, please click the link...
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Ah, boy! Managing stress
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Writer/Illustrator wins award for contributing to diversifying children's literature.
It's important to me to be thinking critically about my characters, about who they are representing and why….Keats included characters of color in a refreshingly revolutionary way that I am deeply inspired by. Interviewed by Margot Abel, Associate Director, Ezra Jack Keats Foundation ...
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Why you should never write--"That's so funny," she laughed, and other no-nos.
Whether you are new to writing or an old pro, brushing up on the basics is always helpful. Because no matter how GOOD the story is? If the reader is busy stumbling over this stuff, it ruins the fic…
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My Life with Letters
My Life with Letters  is the true story of the first time I read my writing to a group of authors. It was first published in the anthology From the Heart:  Real Life Stories of Hope & Inspiration compiled by Gary Doi. Twenty-seven international authors dona...
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Within the last five years, (Mrs.) 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. In 2015, Leanne's creative non-fiction story -- My Life in Letters -- was included in the anthology From the Heart.
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 5,000 followers. Her blog (http://authorleannedyck.blogspot.ca) has received over 249,000 page views (since it was created on 10/10/10)
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Raving about Ru by Kim Thuy
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"Have you read Ru?" A friend inquired. "The library has a copy." And so began an exciting reading experience... Ru is a uniquely constructed

What the 'S' stands for...
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(from Google images) There’s something wrong with my brain—or at least that’s what I thought, for too many years. Turns out I was wrong. It

Connecticut's Tassy Walden Award Winners For 2016
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The winners of this year's Tassy Walden Awards have been announced. The award is for unpublished Connecticut children's writers and illustra

How do you get published? (a poem, of sorts)
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Accompanying this post are photos of spring on Mayne Island--taken this weekend. Enjoy. : ) How do you get published? Fluffy white clouds Co

Picture Book: self-editing checklist
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(all photos have been taken by Leanne Dyck on Mayne Island--unless otherwise stated) Like a sponge, I've been soaking up a lot of informatio

For a warmer world
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all photos taken by Leanne Dyck on Mayne Island (unless otherwise stated) Once upon a time, we all wore gloves and knee-length skirts. The m

FAQ: How do I defend myself against my inner critic?
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FAQ: My inner critic is so convincing and so insistent. It’s harder and harder to shut him out. How do I defend myself? I’ve met every kind

Reviewing The Delusionist by Grant Buday
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In 2006, with the help of my amateur sound-man husband, I self-published an audio book short story collection. It was my first publication o

It’s All in the Interpretation, Right?
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Over the weekend, I had a text conversation with someone that didn’t go so well. There was some frustration on both sides, and I think the t

Why I Write for Children by Darlene Foster
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I began my love affair with books as a child. Some of my fondest memories are being read to by a family member, visiting the library for the

How to introduce your child to picture books
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"A work in progress" Rock art by my husband; photo by me. Let's start at the beginning... Why is it important to read to babies? -helps with

Storytime (a true story)
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To be honest, the invitation to read a story to a group of children does make me nervous. But once upon a time I was fearless... (all photos

Reviewing Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
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Blurb from the back cover: Saul Indian Horse is in trouble, and there seems to be only one way out. As he journeys back through his life as

How I #write
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(photo taken by Byron Dyck) I think one of the best pieces of advice I’ve received regarding creating is to remain open to inspiration. On M

Author Interview: Linda Marshall
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So, I wanted to start doing some author features and interviews on my blog with the talented, amazing authors and illustrators I am lucky en

Play publisher
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all photos by Leanne Dyck If you've self-published, like I have, you have some understanding of what publishers do--print the book, promote

Book vs Film Review – Room
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by Amanda Keats Anyone who has read Room by Emma Donoghue is surely not surprised at all by its success...

What I learnt from reading Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul
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I was so stoked by all the helpful information I found in Writing Picture Books: A Hands-On Guide from Story Creation to Publication that I

Fiction University: Who is My Audience? Age Categories for Children’s Books
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By Laurisa White Reyes, @lwreyes. Part of the Indie Authors Series If you are as avid a reader as I am, you are probably familiar with the t

Book review: Shimmer by Paula Weston (YA fantasy)
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Title: Shimmer -- book 3 of the Rephaim series Author: Paula Weston Publisher: Tundra Date published: 2016 Book blurb: Gaby thought her life