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D.M. Wiltshire

Creative thinker, dedicated writer, challenge seeker, and passionate educator.

Tear Jerking Reads

Most of the time I try to avoid books that are known to make people cry but sometimes a girl just needs a let out some tears. So, why waste tears crying over nothing when you can read a good […]

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Naked Beauty and Images of Confidence

If you ever feel uncomfortable in your own skin, or for whatever reason, you start to believe you are not beautiful, I suggest taking a life drawing class, or seeing a life drawing exhibit. Life drawing is a form of […]

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Reader’s Block?

In the most case reader’s block is similar to writer’s block, only that you can’t find yourself focusing on reading or don’t know what to read versus not knowing what to write. Personally, I don’t have this problem because – to be perfectly honest –

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When Art & Fiction Meet

As some of you know, I volunteer at a local art gallery sometimes. In this gallery there is always something new going on. We do local theatre, art classes, Cocktail & Canvas events, and the list goes on. Recently, (as […]

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Author Pseudonym – Yes, or No?

When it came to building my author brand I did consider writing under a pseudonym. At the time I thought all writer’s wrote under pseudonyms, and since I wanted to be a writer I believed it was important to think of a pseudonym. After doing a little more research and struggling with thinking up a cool name to write by I decided

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In Other Words… Bathroom

Bathroom: usually a room that consists of a toilet, sink, and/or shower/bathtub. These are commonly found in one’s residence and in public spaces for those requiring to use the ‘facilities’. When it comes to writing though, sometimes bathroom won’t work. […]

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Project Juggling

Howdy ya’ll! So, I never wrote an introduction blog post telling you a little about myself. Honestly… if you want to know anything about me there’s a page for that. I want my blog to focus on my writing projects, advice, […]

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Peak, Peek, Pique – What’s The Difference?

English is amazing! It is confusing. It is aggravating. It is ever changing and allows for sentences like: All the faith he had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life. This post is about something I […]

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Homophones, Homonyms, and Homographs

Hello everyone and welcome to my brief, (and hopefully not confusing) post about the difference between homophone, homonyms, and homographs. Now, to understand homophone, homonyms, and homographs I’m going to break down each word, explain what each words means, and give you […]

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How Not to Teach Outlining

Today I’m going to share an experience I had in grade three that affected my writing life. The way this teacher approached outlining a story isn’t how someone who wants to instill the love of learning should have taught outlining […]

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