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#projectwarmth2019

#projectwarmth2019

The extreme cold has been causing extreme temperatures here in our city. 2019’s New Work Award winner Alison Neuman and The Print Machine in Edmonton are launching a short campaign to help those in need with a T-shirt Drive. For every long sleeve T-shirt purchased-...

Punctuation 101

Punctuation 101

Guest Post by Jaclyn Dawn As a writer and instructor, I have been asked by Alison to write a few guest blogs on basic grammar. At least with a blog, I couldn’t hear my audience groan. Let’s start with punctuation. Despite what texting may lead you to believe, we still...

By a Landslide … Fragments and Run-Ons

By a Landslide … Fragments and Run-Ons

Guest Post by Jaclyn Dawn My fellow writer/editor and friend Alison asked, “As an instructor, which grammar errors do you see most often?” The answer came easily: fragments and run-ons. A sentence needs a subject and a predicate, an actor and an action.       [Jaclyn]...

My Creative Intuition Advisor

My Creative Intuition Advisor

Finding the time to get activities accomplished in a day can be a challenge. Everyone has a set of tasks to accomplish daily and a certain number of hours for each. Creative writing is one of my activities for which I'm always trying to figure out a better system so...

Housecleaning

Housecleaning

There is nothing like the feeling of a new idea or character popping into your head. There is excitement to create the new project and to begin the new journey. This is one of my favourite parts of being a writer. No matter the genre or the size of the project, this...

Creative Versus Academic Writing

Creative Versus Academic Writing

Currently, my year is divided up into which genre of writing time permits me to explore. From September to the end of April, I'm a university student and 90% of my writing time is used doing academic essays. May to the end of August is when I'm able to work on...

We Don’t Need No Communications Class

We Don’t Need No Communications Class

Guest Post by Jaclyn Dawn I teach communications at both NAIT and MacEwan. I love what I teach. However, the expressions on my students’ faces when I introduce the grammar portion of my classes tell me the love isn’t exactly shared. On the first day of a beginner...

A Year of ‘No’

A Year of ‘No’

My entire life I have been a person who jumps into new projects and then has to try and figure out things along the way. It is like jumping into a the shallow end of a swimming pool and trying to learn how to swim. This philosophy has been both a benefit and also a...

Editing – Making You and Your Writing Look Better

Editing – Making You and Your Writing Look Better

By: Rick Lauber – Author of Caregiver’s Guide for Canadians and The Successful Caregiver’s Guide So, you have written a stellar story and it’s now ready for publication, right? Perhaps, but your work first requires editing. Editing can greatly enhance your writing;...

A Collaboration of Dimensions

A Collaboration of Dimensions

When I wrote my first children's book, Don't Eat Family, I knew it was going to be a three book series. Well that was the plan to be determined by the response from the first book. The response was favourable with several adult readers suggesting that I write another....

Introducing The Sunset Syndrome

Introducing The Sunset Syndrome

The Sunset Syndrome — Emily watched her husband of 60 years fight a battle with dementia and its related complications. A few years after his passing, she too is diagnosed with dementia. As Emily struggles with difficult decisions about her future, she reflects on...

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