"When my children were small, I was writing a humourous column for a local paper. I wrote about family happenings but I didn't include names (except for my dogs - no problem there). My children didn't have any problem with it…"
yes, sometimes the open prairie lokks a lot like the sea.even though i have been here many years i still miss the feeling of community.
i visited your blog and became a follower. i enjoy your writing, it is very soothing. i would love…"
"I wrote my blog this week and I plan to write another entry today. Notice the word "plan"? It's a great word for a dyed-in-the-wool procrastinator. I "highly recommend it" as my children would say. :)
"Other than meals, you mean? Oh, writing projects...hmm, well there is the huge project of editing my mom's letters from the far north that she wrote to our grandparents etc. while we lived in the north. I procrastinate in writing my…"
"I did a talk at our local library about writers' block called "How to Gag Your Inner Critic". I think most of the problems with procrastination and writers' block are due to fear of failure (I know mine are). Check out my…"
Thanks so much for stopping by to read my story, "Leaving"! It was especially difficult for my parents and grandparents but they knew it was the best thing for our family. I'm glad they made that difficult…"
"Oh my. You have told your story so well, Martha. What an adjustment you must have had to make! I suppose it must have been harder for your parents. I lived in the Northwest Territories for two years when I was young and I…"
I am a lay pastor, grandmother, editor of a newsletter/mag for hospice, seniors, nursing homes. I paint and draw as well. You can see my art at (mixedmediaworkshops.com) I love to write.I also write hymns.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Best Detective Stories of the Year -1974 (Dutton)
Ms. Mysteries (Pocket Books)
I also write dialogues, monologues and plays for our church.
Before starting "s.m.i.l.e. magazine" I was the editor for six years of a local magazine called "Country Roots".
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I write and edit s.m.i.l.e. magazine for seniors.
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Plays
Services I offer to other writers:
I have a group on Facebook called "Write From the Heart" where I post writing prompts (I call them challenges) for the group. Anyone can join. I also have a blog at penpaletteheart.wordpress.com
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Valley Writers' Guild (Kemptville, Ont.)
My professional associations:
CBOQ (Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec)
I found out about She Writes from:
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Thanks so much for stopping by to read my story, "Leaving"! It was especially difficult for my parents and grandparents but they knew it was the best thing for our family. I'm glad they made that difficult decision.
You made me laugh with your comment about dancing! And I love your hat in your profile photo! :)
Hi there Mollie! Welcome to Writers in Canada. We're happy to have you with us! Do drop in to our Introductions thread and share a bit about yourself and your work. Care to share where you're from and where you are now with the group? What brings you to us? Links to your work and other well-meant self-promotion efforts are always encouraged as are inviting writerly friends. /djw
Thanks for stopping by to watch my book trailer. So glad you liked it! My adult son illustrated the book for me. I loved working with him. It was crazy at times as this is our first book, but it was loads of fun!
Mollie, Welcome to She Writes. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Publishing Industry News group and/or in Novelists – Struggling or Not. You can find all the groups through the Community button at the top of your page. Enjoy the site!
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