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Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Lori Twining ~ Pandemic Easter 2021 Today is Easter Monday. For some of us, that means…

She’s Too Pretty To Burn ~ Book Review

She’s Too Pretty To Burn   by Wendy Heard is a Contemporary YA Psychological Thriller novel with a…

Local Woman Missing ~ Book Review

Local Woman Missing   by Mary Kubica is a Psychological Thriller novel. Publisher:  Park Row Books  |   Release…

Life is Full of Surprises

IG Photo – @bookends_literary I have always said that life is full of surprises. ​You should…

Boosting Your Writing Productivity

Lori Twining ~ Writing during a pandemic is hard. Most writers struggle with finding writing time…

Fierce at Heart ~ Book Review

Fierce at Heart   (Kincaids of Pine Harbour #2)                is…

Conquering Your Writing Goals with a Strategic Plan

Let’s face it, 2020 was tough on some of us, if not all of us. ​I know…

The 4% Fix ~ Book Review

The 4% Fix   by Karma Brown is a Self-Help, Nonfiction book. Publisher:  Harper Collins  |   Release Date: …

Escaping the Rabbit Hole

What does the term “Rabbit Hole” refer to? And why would you want to escape it?…

One of the Secrets For Writing a Best Seller

This summer, I have been learning “how to edit” my first thriller novel (Commercial Fiction) with…

Shortlisted with Silver

It seems to be ANOTHER CAKE DAY! Hump Day or more commonly known as Wednesday is…

Longlist Announcement… and I’m on it!

GOOD NEWS! It is a PERFECT day for EATING CAKE! Reason: Somehow, I squeaked on to…

The Love of the Challenge

Believe it or not, we are presently living in a significant historic moment. ​Eventually, generations to come…

Everything is Cancelled… Almost!

Everything is cancelled… ALMOST! I know! I know!  We all had some major plans and a detailed…

Interview with a Debut Author

Sometimes, I get lucky! Everyone knows that I love thrillers, both reading them and writing them.…

Opportunity Knocks on a Holiday Monday

Today is not a national statutory holiday in Canada, but in Ontario, Family Day is celebrated…

The End of a Decade: Glancing Back, Racing Forward

It is hard to believe, but another decade is ending in 16 sleeps! Glancing back over…

Thankfulness of a Writer

A writer’s life is full of many solo hours of rolling around in doubt, heartache, heartbreak……

Truth About The Writer’s Million-Dollar Question

This week a writing friend of mine, Colleen Winter, who is publishing her debut Sci-Fi Thriller novel,…

When Your Struggles Become Golden

As you get older, struggles become real and shit starts to happen to you (not just…

Pros and Cons of Joining a Writing Organization

As most writers know, the success of a writer comes down to the amount of time…

New Year’s Resolutions For Weird & Wonderful Writers

Today is the last day of the year and we shouldn’t spend too much time crying…

Turning Leaves and Going Deeper with Andrew Pyper

There are so many ways for writers to invest in their future career as an author.…

Can Lit Interview with Lauren Carter

Sometimes, I do random things that turn into amazing things. Last fall, I signed up to…

Snippets of Conflict at Mudtown Station

Storytellers know ALL the best pieces of a story are usually built around conflict. Sometimes it…