where my strength is

Years ago, I took Karen Walrond‘s Pathfinder course. Through a series of fun and insightful exercises, I identified my strengths – my superpowers – celebrating, savouring, connecting, and storytelling. Our...

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handling feedback

I’ve been thinking a lot about feedback and critique. It’s an invaluable part of preparing a manuscript for query and submission. Definition time: a manuscript is the unpublished version of a work that the author is...

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writing terms: 1st and 2nd

Disclaimer: these are the somewhat uncouth terms.  I love that word: uncouth.  You don’t hear it much anymore.  Oh, and they may not be can’t possibly be the only uncouth ones. shitty first draft I first read this...

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