Category Archives: Writing

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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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To Dust or Not To Dust

Most writers have a project they have written that is sitting in a computer or a drawer just collecting dust. Myself, I have two fiction manuscripts and two screenplays that I am very aware are still around. All are full … Continue reading

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Are you done yet?

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”  Ernest Hemingway No matter what the length of the project in front of me, at some point toward the end of the project, I always wonder, … Continue reading

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From Inspiration to Creation

“If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.” – Somerset Maugham So a writer gets an idea in his or her head and the long journey … Continue reading

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