Tags » Writing Life

When Should You Hire a Grant Writer?

There are many reasons to hire a grant writer, but the major question is: when do you know it’s time?  When you need money for your project and your coffers are bare?   383 more words

Writing Life

Write, Reject, Repeat

Two out of three of my submissions to Ninth Letter Online were rejected.  Those of the two genres important to me, fiction and creative non-fiction.  I’m more surprised than upset, I was certain I’d be (electronically) published, though in reflection, I see that that certainty was based in nothing solid.  344 more words

Introducing Carol A. Stephen - June's Three by Five Featured Author

Carol A. Stephen is a Canadian poet, poetry selector for Bywords Journal and a member of the League of Canadian Poets. She’s served on boards of Canadian Authors Association, National Capital Region (CAA-NCR), Arts Carleton Place and Tree Reading Series Ottawa. 166 more words

Writing Life

A Freelancer Free-Range Trains Chickens

The last time I posted about our chicks they spent afternoons on our porch because the coop was not complete. They were also still chicks then… 691 more words

Writing Life


So I’m getting to know my characters. I’m not quite sure what they have in their pockets or purses or bags yet.

But I know what hangs or doesn’t hang from walls in their rooms. 153 more words

didn't my Lord deliver Daniel? (preaching to the choir)

This is one of those blog posts that is a response to a question. And, like most such posts, I’m probably giving a bigger answer than the question begs. 803 more words

The Story