Lessons from the #daily250yeg challenge

The month of May saw the Edmonton NaNoWriMo group and I participating in a fun challenge, could we pen 250 words/day on our manuscripts? It was great practice for the upcoming NaNoWriMo challenge in November, and given everything else going on in the world, a welcome...

The Secret Wise Writers Know

That sometimes you begin a project, not because you’re inspired to write or because you’re going to write something great or even that you’re excited about the idea, but because you know the art of writing is in the act of writing. Sometime—most times—in order for us...

You know you’re Albertan…

Ha! You know you’re an Alberta baby when you look at yesterday’s high temperature (-39), compare it to today’s (-33), and celebrate that “Oh, yes! It’s warming up!”

Lord of the Ringing in the New Year

We’ve had a family tradition of watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy ever since we saw the Fellowship of the Rings in 2001. And I have to say, watching Gandalf the Grey throw off his cloak and reveal himself to be Gandalf the White is all the Glow-Up...

As Summer Closes

As summer begins to draw the curtains, I’m grateful for hot air balloons, blue skies and rainy days, and beautiful deer hiding in the lush green.