Things that inspire me to write #78: Carrie Mac

At a writer’s event I attended last summer, a celebration of Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature of Art, I had the good fortune of meeting Carrie Mac–author of numerous award winning YA novels including The Gryphon Project. While we exchanged only a few words what really stuck with my afterwards was the fact that Carrie arrived at the […]

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Things that inspire me to write #80: Craft fairs

  With Thanksgiving and Halloween finally out of the way (in Canada anyway) the pre-Christmas shopping bonanza has officially started–which means it’s time to get your craft on. Circle Craft, Vancouver’s biggest craft fair, is fast approaching and already I’m looking forward to spending hours upon hours feasting on every kind of artistic creation from […]

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Things that inspire me to write #81: Americans

Four more years of a US president who is intelligent, open minded and seems to really care about people. In a news world filled with pipeline disasters, melting polar ice caps, and federal bank failures, Obama’s re-election brings me a little bit of hope for the future—in both your country and hopefully my own as […]

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Things that inspire me to write #82: The Breakfast Club

Melodramatic, sex-centred brain candy with protagonists that spend way too much time on their hair. Whether in movies or novels, teen pop culture can get a bad rap. And sure, while there may be several dozen (or more) Clueless rip offs out there that doesn’t mean they are the definer of all that it means to be a […]

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Things that inspire me to write #83: JK Rowling

I have a son. He’s two, and at least once a day I feel like locking myself in the bathroom so that I can write for more than five seconds without him thrusting small plastic animals on my keyboard and demanding we play zookeeper again. With the many demands of being a mom, the task […]

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Things that inspire me to write #84: Kate Moss

In a recent Vanity Fair interview Kate Moss recently confessed to all the emotional turmoil and anxiety she suffered during her early modeling career. For someone who has for so long been presented as the epitome of physical perfection, it took a lot courage to admit that in truth, she felt far from that. So […]

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Things that inspire me to write #85: Rolling In The Deep

  I feel it in my chest. A burning, bursting sort of feeling that makes me want to belt out the ‘all’ at the end of the ‘we could have it all…” line in Adele’s Rolling In the Deep song right alongside the British diva.  Thankfully for my husband and son, I usually resist. However, […]

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