Add layers to your memoirs by not only doing research online but also doing a little bit of paper chasing. Don’t discount what an old envelope or receipt can tell you.
Update on a thrift store find: a vintage china plate with a scene from my university, starts a hunt to learn more about the item and Acadia.
Unearthing backstories of the “Sawdust Fusiliers” – the Canadian Forestry Corps.
I’ll be out of the office from Thursday, Aug. 26 until Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. “I always get asked, ‘How do I keep being motivated to write?’ Well, there’s no magical answer. You have to want to sit down and write. Otherwise, nothing gets written. That should be enough motivation.” Our Family Lines writer Lea Storry
Self-promotion is hard for most of us. But as writers, talking about our books gets them into the hands of readers.
I’ll be out of the office from Friday, Aug. 6 until Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. “Just like we can all sing, we can all write. (But don’t take your laptop into the shower.) Our Family Lines
My website is being updated, which is why it looks like a mess right now. So instead, here’s a video of a cute puppy playing on the beach. I’ll let you know when my website is back up and fabulous.
I didn’t want to buy any furniture when I moved to Vernon B.C. because I knew I wasn’t going to stay there long. I didn’t like it. However, my parents said they were going to visit me, so I had to get a table and chairs. I also bought an interesting piece of artwork, which remained pretty, but anonymous, until …
Cling, clank, smash – the noise at Edmonton’s Strathcona bottle depot is deafening. The small building is stuffed with noise, bottles and people. My husband and I have picked the worst time to bring back our recyclables: right when students are cleaning out their homes. Twenty-five years ago, I was doing the same thing. The line-up today, a rainy Saturday, …
Go online or visit your local bookstore and you’ll find a variety of memoirs. The genre is on the rise and we’ve seen many stories, such as Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, hit the big screen. Memoirs are also hitting the small screen and ending up as plot lines, too. The Young and the Restless (YnR), for instance, has weaved life stories into …