Hi. Thanks for stopping by. My name is Faye Arcand and I'm a writer with a twisted--weird--brain. It keeps me on my toes because it never stops looking for a story, an angle, or a character. For years I thought everyone thought like that but when I actually dived into the writer world I realized… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain
What the…? There must be some sort of mistake. I know my story was destined to be the winner of a recent contest and it makes absolutely no sense that I didn't even make the list let alone take top honors. There's only one explanation and that is that the judges must've missed it or… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…Whaddya Mean I Didn’t Win?
Sometimes I think I’m the luckiest Auntie in the world. Last April I received a phone call from my niece Leesa. She’d just taken a pregnancy test and it was positive. “I don’t know what to do,” she said. “I’ve been walking around in circles for the last hour. I needed to tell someone.” She was… Continue reading Auntie Says…Who (and how) are you Going to Tell?
I recently attended the Creative Ink Writing Festival in Burnaby, B.C., Canada. It was a weekend full of great energy, on-going learning opportunities, and networking with my peers. The event is one that is inexpensive (about $50 for the weekend) and run exclusively by volunteers. Even the majority of the presenters are volunteer. The philosophy… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…Connecting as Writers