Category Archives: Warpworld

Process: The Most Important, Least Teachable, Skill Every Writer Needs to Learn!

Any student of the writing craft will, at some point, encounter the phrase writing process, often shortened to simply process.  “What’s your process?” We learn that every author has their own unique process that takes them from blank page to … Continue reading

Posted in Indie publishing, On Scribbling, Warpworld | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What Are You Going To Do?

“I’m going to write a book.” “I’m going to get in shape.” “I’m going to travel the world.” “I’m going to…” No. Here’s the truth: Most people won’t ever do the things they say they are going to do. Not … Continue reading

Posted in Family & Children, Friends, Ocean, Travel, Warpworld | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

I’m Not Over It…and That’s Okay

Wow, has it ever been a long time since I’ve talked to you! You can blame whales and Warpworld in equal parts, as well as the occasional visit from friends. So, I was in the kitchen one morning not too … Continue reading

Posted in Family & Children, Friends, Grief and Mourning, Health and wellness, Warpworld | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Words Fail Me – How to write when you can’t

From 2010 to February 2015, I wrote as if possessed. Every spare moment was writing. When I wasn’t writing, I was thinking about writing. Even reading became difficult because inevitably I would stumble across a sentence, theme, or plot twist … Continue reading

Posted in Grief and Mourning, Indie publishing, On Scribbling, Warpworld | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

We Are Still Fighting

“Not another discussion about strong women in fiction! Haven’t we covered this topic a billion times already?” This is the response I imagine some of you will have to today’s Chronicle. I’ll even toss in a few eye rolls and … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Health and wellness, Hobbies, On Scribbling, Warpworld, Women's Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Radio 101 for Authors – How to get on the air and shine once you’re there

In November 2014, I was interviewed by Anthony Sanna on Kootenay Morning about an upcoming indie publishing workshop I was teaching and about the latest book in the Warpworld series. A few weeks after that interview, Anthony emailed and asked … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Indie publishing, On Scribbling, Warpworld | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Small Pond: Why Indie Bookstores Matter to Small Places

I could wax poetic for hours about the experience of walking into my favourite indie bookstore—the creak of the floor, the neighbourhood cat who wanders in and out, the cozy nook by the front window that tempts you to sit … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, On Scribbling, Warpworld | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment