Tag Archives: writing

Why are some blog posts so much more popular than others?!

Like many bloggers – call us recreational bloggers – I write for myself more than for a readership.  After more than 5 years in the blogosphere, some years writing my heart out and other years trying to wean myself from spending too … Continue reading

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#1 rule of writing: put bum in seat

It’s amazing how much you can forget when you go back to work for a year and are forced to put everything you’ve been so engaged in on hold. Like getting back into running. And writing. It’s taking me longer to … Continue reading

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To write is to think

I stopped blogging just over two years ago because, to be honest, it had become too addictive. I’d finish one blog post and then immediately start thinking about what the next one should be. Eventually it dawned on me that … Continue reading

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A Newbie’s Analysis of a NaNoWriMo November

It’s been a week since I submitted my “manuscript” for validation on the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) web site. Such an understated climax, pasting what you hope will be recognized as 50,000 words into this tiny, two-line text box … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Newbie

We’ve just returned from a great trip in Portugal, Morocco and Spain, and in a perfect world I’d be blogging about our trip, especially our time in Morocco and in the northern Sahara. But that will have to wait until … Continue reading

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Motivation, where are you hiding?

In most of the books and blogs I’ve read about writing, the first piece of advice is “put bum in seat”. In other words, to borrow from Nike, “Just do it”. That’s a bit misleading. You not only have to … Continue reading

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Lac-Mégantic: a train disaster that needn’t have happened

I was successful in overcoming the urge to write a post after Andy Scott’s funeral a few weeks ago.  I reminded myself of my self-imposed hiatus.  I was successful then, but now there’s a new topic that I simply cannot … Continue reading

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