There are often times I'll be writing a scene and I want to include an odor or scent but my mind goes completely blank. How is it that the only smell I can readily recall is garlic and Axe deodorant? It's crazy to think that we're surrounded 24/7 by smells--good and bad-- that we don't… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…Over 150 Smells & 50 Smelly Adjectives to Help Add Dimension to Your Writing.
When I was a little kid in grade one teachers were larger than life iconic figures. They wielded great knowledge, patience, and imagination and were to be respected, listened to and appreciated. Fast forward several years and things are different—kids, families, and teachers have changed. Topics like personal space, appropriate touch, and other life realities… Continue reading Auntie Says…You Don’t Need to Like Your Kid’s Teacher.
Over the weekend nineteen of us gathered for the first ever Writing Wild Retreat. The idea had been hatched months before and the excitement grew over the months until we finally all came together for the Friday night meet and greet in the main dining room of Chute Lake Lodge. Getting to know each other.… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…The Writing Wild Retreat Pix