Common people

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There’s a theory that we’re connected to every single person in the world through six degrees of separation. That is, we all have someone in common everywhere and anywhere we …

Storrytime in Ontario

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One of my memoir client’s lives in Ontario and I’m going to visit her this week. We’re working on finishing her two books. She has lots of interesting and fascinating …

Giving back

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Capital Ideas Calgary asked businesses: “How does your business give back to the community?” Here’s my answer published in the Calgary Herald on July 23, 2015: http://bit.ly/1MaJcig How does your …

Come out to the festival

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Yesterday I was at the Calgary library talking about my experiences teaching memoir writing workshops to participants from the Drop-In Centre, Alpha House and Women’s Centre. My presentation was one …

Run away runway

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In my writing workshops, I talk about emotional writing and how to convey sentiment without using words like angry or happy. The best way to express feelings in writing is …