writing, Writing Life, Writing resources

Mini-conference on Storytelling

Two weeks from today (November 2nd) has been marked on my calendar for weeks. It’s the day of our one-day writing conference: “Storytelling: Bringing the Past to Life.” If you’re a Vancouver area writer, you’ll want to give this a look. Here is the delectable lineup: 9:00 a.m. - “The Drama of Biblical Fiction” by… Continue reading Mini-conference on Storytelling

Personal, Writing Life

My (penciled) writing goals for 2014

Can you believe we're almost halfway through January! By now those wonderful New Year's Resolutions have been tested, perhaps broken (if you made any). And what about writing goals? I always start the year full of bubbly optimism. The year is new. It's a clean page. I can begin again. The possibilities are endless. Writing… Continue reading My (penciled) writing goals for 2014

Quotes, Writing Life

Permission to write: Write!Vancouver – 3

Permission to Write was a panel discussion that was part of Write! Vancouver (May 25). The panel was moderated by Lesley Bentley. On the panel were K. C. Dyer (author), Marc Cote (Publisher, Cormorant Books), Ken Shigematsu (Pastor), and Ron Reed (Playwright, Actor & Creative Director of Pacific Theatre). Why I chose this workshop: I… Continue reading Permission to write: Write!Vancouver – 3

Quotes, Writing Life, Writing resources

Words Becoming Flesh: Write! Vancouver – 2

"Words Becoming  Flesh: Writing for the Stage" was the first workshop I attended Saturday morning of Write! Vacouver. Ron Reed taught it. He is the creative director of Pacific Theatre as well as a playwright and actorMy 'history' with Reed and Pacific Theatre goes back to about 2002 when I saw Reed act in the… Continue reading Words Becoming Flesh: Write! Vancouver – 2

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Write! Vancouver – 1

I spent most of the weekend just past with fellow writers attending Write! Vancouver, sponsored by The Word Guild. We met in the beautiful Tapestry facility (in Wesbrook Village on the UBC campus). It was a Friday night and all-day-Saturday crammed with inspiring speakers and interactions with fellow scribes. Friday Night Soiree - Faithfulness is… Continue reading Write! Vancouver – 1