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Creating Original Works

Original works in general is anything created by anyone that in original in nature. As long as you aren’t copying a piece word-for-word or claiming a piece of art to be your own, but have come up with the original idea/ finished product, then it’s an original work.
To me, original work is…

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Energized Writing & Burnout

You can probably guess from the title I am not going to be one or the other. Most people will be more of one than the other. In my current writing state I’m blessed to be energized by my writing, although that hasn’t always been the case. It has taken a lot of work and a long time to find the balance to allow my creative side to work with my everyday life without causing issues.

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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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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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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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Finding Writing-Life Balance

Like any healthy relationship there is going to be a give and a take but sometimes it is hard to see that one partner in that relationship is always taking and you are always giving. When I was working on […]

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Creating Playlists for Your Writing

What does Tibetan throat singing, EDM, and Scottish music have in common? Absolutely nothing… unless you consider that they are all music. Normally, when someone listens to a playlist there is a kind of flow or cohesion between the tracks. […]

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We All Have A Story

When I’m asked how I could write a book I’m usually confused by the question. For me writing a book was a natural progression from just playing around with the thoughts in my head, but I understand that not all […]

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