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Find and Develop Your Story Idea

Extraordinary stories can come from an ordinary, routine event. I was playing with my Wii Fit machine, a weekly morning routine for me, when it occurred to me that the Wii Fit instructor’s mouth wasn’t in synchronization with what he was saying…

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Five Fast Tips for Writing Dialogue

DON’T OVERTHINK IT. Just write, and let your thoughts flow. You can go back and edit later. The best dialogue is natural, not forced.

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Home Again, Naturally.

I’m happy to be back home with one of my best furry feline friends, Sam, 171/2. This photo was taken late last night after a long day flying home. My arms are sore 😉 Today, I’ve been writing down my main goals for the year, and at this point, I have some (potentially?) bad news.… Continue reading Home Again, Naturally.

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My Top 5 Reads: Summer 2016

Here are reviews of five excellent books I read this summer.

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THAT’S The Ticket!

Wow! THE TICKET has a few recent reviews which have made me grin and do a little Heather dance — always fun, passionate, but never graceful.

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Where in the World?

Does setting matter to you when you read a book? Do you like to be able to relate to the place(s), or is it more interesting if it’s set in a place foreign to you?

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‘My brain is a complex and bizarre adventure park’

Find out what else I said to fellow Canadian author Kelly Charron when she interviewed me over at her beautiful blog! Thanks again, Kelly!