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“An imaginary friend, a mystery, and time travel? How could I resist?”

Posted by on Oct 14, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “An imaginary friend, a mystery, and time travel? How could I resist?”

“An imaginary friend, a mystery, and time travel? How could I resist?” “Flashback is a fascinating Young Adult book that pushes the boundaries of imagination: the Grail for every science fiction and fantasy reader.” “Right from the very first sentence I was engaged, and I could not wait to find out what happened next. The book was thrilling and it kept me on the edge of my seat.” “Flashback is an action-packed adventure perfect for middle grade readers.  Young readers will enjoy the plot-driven story...

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Writing Guides

Posted by on Oct 11, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Writing Guides

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Writing Fiction for Children and Youth

Posted by on Oct 6, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Writing Fiction for Children and Youth

Writing Fiction for Children and Youth – October 17 to November 30, 2023 Writing for children and youth is a rich and vibrant global market. Focus on writing fiction for readers aged 8 to 12 years. This online course at the University of Calgary examines the writing process from initial concept to finished work including turning ideas into stories, story structure, developing characters, creating outlines, and the importance of editing and revision. Students will also explore market and publishing opportunities in this interactive and...

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Learn how to write effective and compelling historical fiction

Posted by on Oct 3, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Learn how to write effective and compelling historical fiction

Historical fiction combines the events of the past with characters and stories from the writer’s imagination. This course examines the art of writing historical fiction and the need to fully immerse yourself in a particular time period to make your storytelling more believable. Learn how to write effective, authentic and appealing historical fiction and how to turn your ideas into compelling stories. Understand what defines historical fiction and different historical time periods, create believable settings and plausible characters and...

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Copywriting for Business

Posted by on Sep 30, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Copywriting for Business

I offer a number of writer services for business. The way in which you communicate with your customers is a vital component of your business and well written content can be the difference between success and failure. I have extensive experience in writing for a wide range of industries and market segments. I offer a variety of copywriting services including website content, blogs and newsletters, social media including Facebook and Twitter, brochures, direct mail, sales letters, press releases, newspaper and magazine advertising and...

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The Benefits of a Writing Coach

Posted by on Sep 27, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Benefits of a Writing Coach

A professional writing coach is someone with whom you can consult, ask questions and receive constructive feedback. They act as a guide as you build your career as a professional writer. A coach can help you conquer a stumbling block, regain momentum or make a start on a new project. My program helps you progress as a writer. You decide what you want to work on during a personalized, one on one relationship. I can be your coach for just one month or we can establish a month-to-month arrangement, depending on your schedule and...

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Konn Lavery’s New Supernatural Thriller Novel: Crystal Moth Conspiracy

Posted by on Sep 23, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Konn Lavery’s New Supernatural Thriller Novel: Crystal Moth Conspiracy

Today, my guest is fellow Canadian author Konn Lavery. He grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, while being a homeschooled vegetarian. A horror and dark fantasy writer, graphic designer, and lover of industrial music, let’s welcome him to the blog to chat about his latest novel, Crystal Moth Conspiracy.   Thanks for having me, Simon. A quick one-sentence pitch would be: Lola Cabello is a fugitive after exposing the law’s connection to the notorious Crystal Moth gang who destroyed her life and family, igniting her need for revenge...

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Shadowzone – “a great read … Highly recommend this series!”

Posted by on Sep 22, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Shadowzone – “a great read … Highly recommend this series!”

“Time travel, alternate worlds, and societal sub-cultures are blended into a great plot, and a gripping and relevant read. The environmental stewardship aspect of this story echoes our current day challenges, as do the almost prescient references to a dangerous virus. Characters were well drawn and the reader is cheering for their success. The three books in the series flow smoothly together. A great read for middle school ages and up, to both engage interest and build vocabulary. Highly recommend this series!” While watching intense...

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Writing Fiction for Children and Youth

Posted by on Sep 20, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Writing Fiction for Children and Youth

Writing Fiction for Children and Youth – October 17 to November 30, 2023 Writing for children and youth is a rich and vibrant global market. Focus on writing fiction for readers aged 8 to 12 years. This online course at the University of Calgary examines the writing process from initial concept to finished work including turning ideas into stories, story structure, developing characters, creating outlines, and the importance of editing and revision. Students will also explore market and publishing opportunities in this interactive and...

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What’s it all about? An excerpt from The Time Traveler’s Guide

Posted by on Sep 20, 2023 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What’s it all about? An excerpt from The Time Traveler’s Guide

“The Time Traveler’s Guide is a great resource for any writer wanting to improve their craft.”   Chapter One: What is time travel? Time travel is defined as taking place when there is movement between specific points in time. This is achieved in the same way that objects and living things move through space. In fiction, this kind of travel is made possible by the use of a time machine, device, or method. While nothing is carved in stone, I tend to think that time travel involving machinery or some kind of technology should be...

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