Category Archives: Writing essentials

Learning and Teaching

One of the hats I wear is as a Clinical Professor of Medicine with the Department of Family Practice at the University of Saskatchewan. In this role I host final year medical students at my office for a two week … Continue reading

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Only the Lonely – or – Get Thee to a Conference!

Writing is a solitary occupation. Whether the writer is an amateur just starting to struggle with the nuances of point of view and active verbs, (like me), or a professional typing away to meet the latest deadline, he or she … Continue reading

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Famous (?) quotes

Here’s one I like even though I have yet to experience a writing deadline. “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Douglas Adams – English humorist and novelist  

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Masterful Mysteries

I like mysteries. They are definitely one of my favorite genres. (The other is historical fiction, so I get especially pleased when I find a book that combines the two, like Ellis Peters’ Brother Cadfael series or Ruth Downie’s Medicus.) … Continue reading

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Dialogue

I like dialogue. I enjoy reading it and writing it. Dialogue is an invaluable component of any story. It allows you to advance the plot, fill in back story, develop characters, reveal conflict, and increase tension. Dialogue must realistic but … Continue reading

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Book Review – Cross Roads by W. Paul Young

W. Paul Young has written another book. He now offers us the novel Cross Roads, from Faith Words Publishing. Young, as I’m sure you know, was the author of the controversial and wildly successful The Shack. Of course, a lot … Continue reading

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Video: Wendy Nelles on The Word Guild and Imago

Go to http://http://bit.ly/U1748E  to view the video. And remember “Hot Apple Cider” and “A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider“ can both be purchased through The Word Guild website or through Amazon

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