A Challenge: Reveal The Person Behind Your Blog

Last year, someone on Blogher suggested that writers should enlighten their readers by revealing odd facts about themselves. A challenge went out and at least ten writers  posted their lists on Blogher. Well, to end the year on a reflective note, here is my list of humourous, and/or thoughtful insights about the person behind my blog-…… Continue reading A Challenge: Reveal The Person Behind Your Blog

WWWW or Why Writers Write Words

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.                …… Continue reading WWWW or Why Writers Write Words

Discovering Our Own Writing Style

A reading prompt once challenged me to: Write about how you choose to write about others in your blog. (Friends, family, etc) Seriously, does every other writer logically plan out their articles, essays, short stories and books with their left brain? I simply cannot function like that. When an episode or opinion has popped into my brain, I did not consciously choose to write about that…… Continue reading Discovering Our Own Writing Style

Switcheroo: You Want Me to Pretend?

Daily Prompt: Switcheroo .If you could switch blogs with any blogger for a week, with whom would you switch and why? How could I possibly step into another writer’s shoes and take over their blog for a week, especially if I had to assume the tone, voice and opinions of the author?  I suppose some people…… Continue reading Switcheroo: You Want Me to Pretend?

DP:The Great Canadian Novel

If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick? I dream of writing and  illustrating an imaginative allegorical novel. UMMM-  Obviously I would love to write like a pro, not simply short articles like I write now but thick volumes of books that would…… Continue reading DP:The Great Canadian Novel

Finding My Way Back to Writing

Outwardly, my life is diametrically opposed  to anything I could have imagined as a teenager. Yet this strange life I find myself living has brought me more fulfilment and joy than I ever could have imagined. At sixteen, I was still an avid reader, who loved school.   As  expected, I completed an Honours Degree in English Literature. By 23,…… Continue reading Finding My Way Back to Writing

Blogging Opens The Door To Writing

Actually I can hardly believe that I feel free  enough today to stand up and boldly yell, ” I love writing and I want to help others  start writing by encouraging them to blog.” It took me years to finally decide to start writing again. I had taken a 30 year sabbatical since leaving university…… Continue reading Blogging Opens The Door To Writing